European - A king of Spain. Father of Alfonso, Elvira, Garcia, Sancho and Urraca. When El Cid came to his court, he banished him for his haughty manner but soon restored him to favour when El Cid started to win battles against the Moors. He was in dispute with Ramiro of Aragon and appointed El Cid as his champion to settle the matter in single combat with Martin Gonzalez. In another dispute, when he refused to pay homage to the Pope, El Cid once again settled the matter in his favour by defeating the Pope's champion. In some references, known as Ferdinand.

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