Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (Burgos, 1048-1099), hero of the Castilian songs and the most famous leader of the Reconquista. Marshal of the king of Leon, and conqueror of Valencia. He carries a helmet with nasal protection and, sheathed, his second sword: Colada. Painting by Javier Charro.
Sancho Garcés III
Sancho III el Mayor (990-1035) was the most powerful king of Pamplona. He conquered the lands of Aragon, Castile, Sobrarbe and Ribagorza. Later he defeated the king of Leon, and won the royal city. After his death, his dinasty spread over all Spanish christian kingdoms. He wears a chain mail and a white overcoat. Painting by Javier Charro.
Ramon Llull (1232-1315) was a great thinker from Mallorca, close to the franciscan order, who cultivated philosophy and other disciplines. He turned into a great sage of his time, frequenting Jaime I of Aragon court but, after some years, he felt inspired by religion and left the royal court. The invention of the wind rose is attributed to him. In the picture, he wears in the franciscan style. Painting by Javier Charro.
Abdul Walid Muhammad, Averroes in latin (1126-1198) was a notorious philosopher, astronomer, mathematician and doctor from Cordoba, specially well-known for his interpretations of Aristotle’s works, essential for European thinking during the 13th-15th centuries. He has an arab outfit, with turban and cloak. Painting by Javier Charro.
Video Scene I: Ancient Hispania
Landscape of ancient Hispania, by Javier Charro.
Video Scene II: Don Pelagius
Don Pelagius encouraging the Astures on Mount Auseba… There is not turning back! Picture by Javier Charro.
Video Scene III: The battle of Fraga
Alfonso the Battler at the battle of Fraga, by Javier Charro.