Perhaps the first role of Bahrain in recorded history was as the Sumerian trading partner of (Possibly semi-independent) Persian governor of Bahrain. 1782 - 1783 . A wave of popular protests against a deeply unpopular and dictatorial.
Watch Unrest in Bahrain Video. unrest in Bahrain. In 1783, the Al Khalifa clan led an attack on the islands of Bahrain, from their then base.
After the fall of the Safavid dynasty, Bahrain went through a period of anarchy, dismay, and self-rule in villages which made the country vulnerable to foreign.