He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it—namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. — Mark Twain

Alfonso VI

(Alfonso VI of Castile, Alphonso the Brave)

Civilization: Hispanic — Castile
   Field of Renown:  monarch — King
Era:  Reconquista

King of Castile, who with his great warrior El Cid, reconquered Toledo from the Moors.

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Other Resources

Story Links
Book Links
The Cid Campaedor  in  A Child's History of Spain  by  John Bonner
Ruy Diaz, the Cid Campeador  in  Historical Tales: Spanish  by  Charles Morris
Spanish Hero  in  The Discovery of New Worlds  by  M. B. Synge
Cid is Reconciled with Don Alfonso  in  The Story of the Cid For Young People  by  Calvin Dill Wilson