Safavid Empire – Iran in the 1600s

By |2018-04-25T23:21:06-07:00September 11th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Battle of Hormuz Abbas, the Shah of Iran, after conquering most of what is now Iraq from the Ottomans, turned east again and took Kandahar (now in southern Afghanistan) from Nur Jahan of the Mughal Empire in 1622. As part of the same campaign, Abbas also - in an alliance with Queen Elizabeth of Britain - pushed [...]