Pelayo

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Pelayo

  1. 1. Pelagius
  2. 2. The Reconquista <ul><li>In the eighth century, the Iberian Peninsula was invaded and occupied by the Muslims. In the region called Asturias, near to the Cantábrico sea, a noble Visigoth unknown war stood a mountain people who refused. It was the beginning of an amazing feat of eight centuries is known under the name The Reconquista. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Don Pelagius, with members of his family, had been established by then in the northern valley of Cangas. He was the son of the Duke Fáfila. Munuza was the Ruled the current territory of a Asturias. Munuza loved the sister of Don Pelagius. Munuza sent Pelagius in the departure of prisoners. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Then managed to escape and return, Pelagius fled to the mountains. Using the method of guerrilla warfare, have threatened to authorities, but soon became very conspicuous, and the Muslims sent a formidable army under the command of General. The astures stationed in a valley bounded by steep cliffs and covered with vegetation, today called Covadonga. Don Pelagius didn’t wait to start the fight, despite the disadvantage. The carnage was impressive. A lot of Muslims disbanded in the withdrawal, becoming wildly on his own footsteps, they hurl themselves or were killed, one by one, by Pelagius men. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The news of the terrible defeat and death of Muslims scared Munuza. He gathered his men and began to flee south, to Leon. Pelagius, who died years later, was never established as king, even succeeded in founding a race leader. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Marta

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