Medieval Warfare VII.6

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He was called The Campeador and El Cid, but what do we really know about the Castilian warrior Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar?

Theme: The legend of El Cid

  • Peter Konieczny, 'The deeds of Rodrigo the Campeado - The man who became El Cid'.
  • Ann Christys, 'The era of the Taifa States - When Iberia was shattered'.
  • Kyle C. Lincoln, 'Living in a "basket of snakes" - The takeover of Toledo'.
  • Peter Konieczny, '"The clear exposition of the disastrous tragedy" - The conquest of Valencia'.
  • Simon Barton, 'El Cid and the Principality of Valencia - A man "raised up by God"'.
  • Francisco García Fitz, 'Learning about medieval warfare from an epic - Warfare in The Song of the Cid'.
  • Mark Lewis, 'A hero's weapons in fact and legend - The swords of The Cid'.
  • David Pilling, 'Was Henry III "playing chicken"? - The Siege of London in 1267'.
  • Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, 'An ancient weapon in the Middle Ages - The Sling'.
  • Peter Konieczny, 'His letter to the Duke of Milan in 1482 - Leonardo Da Vinci as military engineer'.
  • Pierre Gaite, 'Combat training for knights - Forged in the fires of chivalry'.
  • Murray Dahm, '"I know what it is to take a city!" - The film of El Cid'.
  • Robert Mason and Craig Cipolla, 'Vikings at the Royal Ontario Museum - A tale of two swords'.

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