The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is
the people versus the banks. — Lord Acton

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.

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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

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