The rise of the House of Saud

  • Peter Hobday


The history of modern Saudi Arabia begins in 1902 when Ibn Saud scaled the walls of Riyadh with a handful of companions, and after a fierce fight, leaving the Rashidi governor dead, took over the Masmak Fortress. From that glorious adventure he went on to rule nearly all the Arabian Peninsula—a million square miles of desert sand and scattered oases.


Saudi Arabia Middle East Arab World Royal Family British Policy 
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© Peter Hobday 1978

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