Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 11th secular


Part of the country ruled by a number of different small Moslem kings

Alfonso VI of Castile, 1072-1109
- very active in fighting against the Moslems, attempting to drive them back to Africa - during his reign El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar) became renowned as a warrior in fighting against the Moslems - in later Spanish mythology he was viewed as almost single-handedly driving the Moslems out of Spain [in reality El Cid fought on the side of the Moslems almost as much as he fought against them]

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