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Alfonso VIII of Castile: Alfonso VIII, called the Noble or el de las Navas, was the King of Castile from 1158 to his death and King of Toledo. He is most remembered for his part in the Reconquista and the downfall of the Almohad Caliphate. After having suffered a great defeat with his own army at Alarcos against the Almohads, he led the coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders who broke the power of the Almohads in the Battle of the Navas de Tolosa in 1212, an event which marked the arrival of a tide of Christian supremacy on the Iberian peninsula.

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Google previewInternational Dictionary of Historic Places: Southern Europe (1995)

by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda

A famous victory over Alfonso VIII of Castile and the Christians at Alarcos in 1195 ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann

Alfonso VIII of Castile notably advanced the reconquest of Spain by gaining the victory of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212), while Alfonso IX of Leon pursued a dastardly ...

Google previewUniversal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology (1911)

by Joseph Thomas

Alfonso VIII of Castile, called by some Alfonso III, surnamed EL ...

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