Kingdom of Naples

Flag Coat of arms
Death to the House of Barcelona
Capital Naples
Official language Neapolitan, Italian, Latin
Religion Roman Catholic
Government Feudal Absolute Monarchy
 - 1282-1285 Charles I
 - 1285-1304 Charles II
 - Established 1282
 - Disestablished 1304

The Angevin Kingdom of Naples comprised that part of the Italian Peninsula south of the Papal States between 1282 and 1304. It was created as a result of the War of the Sicilian Vespers when the island of Sicily revolted and was dissolved as a result of the Seige of Naples in which saw Charles II ousted as King of Naples and forced to flee to Albania in which became part of the Angevin Realm


War of the Sicilian Vespers (1295-1304)

The War of The Sicilian Vespers is regarded as by most scholars as an important moment in Aragonese History and the spark of the beginning of James The Great of Aragon's military career. Starting in 1299 following the failed attempt of a peace treaty between the House of Anjou-ruled Kingdom of Naples and and the House of Barcelona-ruled Kingdom of Sicily, The Crown of Aragon began a campaign in the Southern Italian Peninsula for the reassurance of his brother's rule in Sicily which fell out into a war of which Royal House would dominate the Southern Italian Peninsula. Through great tactics, James was able to lead a siege on Naples ending the war officially in 1304.

Hispano-Moroccan War

An illustration of the clash between James the Great and the opposing General of the Moroccan Army at the Battle of Fes (illustrated 16th century)

The Hispano-Moroccan War was a war fought between the Spanish forces of allied Aragonese/Neapolitan/Sicilian and Castilian forces against an initial attempt of an invasion of the Iberian Peninsula starting in an assault on Valencia followed by a naval invasion of Ibiza. The resulting conflict once again involving the Great King James in battle resulted in Moroccan Capitulation following the Moroccan Sultanate falling into a state of rebellion. Following the war, Morocco became a de facto puppet state under The Crown of Aragon after supporting Othman Ibn Adris as the new Sultan of Morocco. Following the conflict, The Crown of Aragon officially annexed the northern shore of Morocco officially opening the door for Aragon in the Atlantic and control of trade through the Strait of Gibraltar.


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