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Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (1043–1099) was a Castilian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. He was called El Cid (the Lord) by the Moors and El Campeador (the Champion) by Christians. He is the national hero of Spain. Born a member of the minor nobility, El Cid was brought up at the court of the Spanish Emperor Ferdinand the Great and served in the household of Prince Sancho. He rose to become commander and the royal standard-bearer of Castile upon Sancho's ascension in 1065.

Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (1043–1099) was a Castilian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. He was called El Cid (the Lord) by the Moors and El Campeador (the Champion) by Christians. He is the national hero of Spain. Born a member of the minor nobility, El Cid was brought up at the court of the Spanish Emperor Ferdinand the Great and served in the household of Prince Sancho. He rose to become commander and the royal standard-bearer of Castile upon Sancho's ascension in 1065.

The leader of Muslims was Salah ad-Din and in charge of the christian army was Guy de Lusignan. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb (Or Saladin) was the sultan of Syria and Egypt, and ruled much of the Middle East during the Crusades.

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Spanish Tercios Head Protective Gear "Cascos"

The Third Spanish Army were declining in numbers and increasing the ratio of arquebusiers and musketeers to pikemen, retaining none of the still common weapons such as crossbows, round shield or bucklers.

Christian Warriors of the Byzantine Empire, the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages.

Christian Warriors of the Byzantine Empire, the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages.

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