Rodrigo Diaz "El Cid"

Heroic historical figure Rodrigo "El Cid" Diaz - Prince of Valencia - d. I loved the romantic, 1961 film about him starring Charlton Heston & Sophia Loren.

El Cid and the Reconquista

Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar was a Castilian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. Whilst defending Europe from darkness, he also proved that true Islam and Christianity can exist in harmony.

Islamic Spain and the Reconquista

the reconquista- the campaign to drive out the Muslims from Spain is know as the Reconquista