It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. — Confucius

Pedro of Castile

(Peter the Cruel)

1334–1369
Civilization: Hispanic — Portugal
   Field of Renown:  monarch — King
Era:  Reconquista

King of Castile with reputation as dishonorable, murderous tyrant. Eventually deposed by half-brother Henry Trastamara.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Childhood of Richard  in  Richard II  by  Jacob Abbott
Spain a Battle-field  in  The Romance of Spanish History  by  John S.C. Abbott
Castile and Aragon  in  A Child's History of Spain  by  John Bonner
Rise of the Christian Kingdoms in  Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain  by  Charles F. Horne
Peter the Cruel and the Free Companies  in  Historical Tales: Spanish  by  Charles Morris


Image Links


Death of Pedro the Cruel
 in Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain