Alfonso VIII

(Alfonso VIII of Castile)

1155–1214
Civilization: Hispanic — Castile
   Field of Renown:  monarch — King
Era:  Reconquista

Led the victorious Christians against the Saracens at the decisive Battle of Navas de Tolosa.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Conflict Between Moors and Christians in  The Romance of Spanish History  by  John S.C. Abbott
The Battle of Las Navas  in  A Child's History of Spain  by  John Bonner
Las Navas de Tolosa  in  Historical Tales: Spanish  by  Charles Morris


Image Links


Alfonso VIII. Haranguing His Troops upon the Eve of Battle
 in Historical Tales: Spanish