Tag Archives: Moors

The Moors Are Coming

The last people to leave the town of Segóbriga had to pack up in a hurry and head for the fortified town of Uclés, eight miles away. There was no time to lose because the Moors were coming. The Moors … Continue reading

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Pirates Capture Cervantes

Cervantes had had enough of soldiering. He had seen some famous action in Lepanto but much more inaction on marches and in barracks. He was in the best years of his life and now he had made up his mind … Continue reading

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Castle in Spain

This is the tower of the Castle of Oreja. It can’t have long. Already in the eighteenth century a traveller wrote in his journal: “… any day now it will collapse.” The cracks in the walls are big enough to … Continue reading

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