Charlemagne and Alfonso: Historia and History

Charlemagne and Alfonso: Historia and History

  Alfonso VI was the most successful of all medieval Christian rulers of Spain, uniting the the kingdoms of northern Iberia into a self-styled empire in the eleventh century. The parallels betweens Alfonso’s real-life military campaigns and those of...
Conques and Compostela

Conques and Compostela

Afterwards, in descending from the summit, one finds the hospice and the church with the rock that Roland split with his sword   Conques and Compostela formed an alliance early on. There has been much debate among medieval historians regarding the influence held...
Faced with these legions, the whole of Spain trembled

Faced with these legions, the whole of Spain trembled

Charlemagne’s Spanish Campaign was a matter of both epic legend and historical fact. According to the chronicler William of Malmesbury, as the Norman knights prepared to do battle at Hastings in 1066, a poet declaimed an epic tale of the death of the Frankish...
Villamayor de Monjardín

Villamayor de Monjardín

Charlemagne then made himself master of the mountain and castle of Monjardin, and subdued the whole country of Navarre Historia Turpini   Video: The Pilgrimage Road Navarre and Castile An Artsymbol Production Music Martin A Smith Duration 1:17 The legend of...