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CASTILE   CASTILLA; Castille (French, but also used in English). County in northern Spain; A Kingdom which gradually extended into the greater part of the Iberian peninsula. It began as the County of Bardulia in the uppermost valley of the River … Continue reading

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ASTORGA   City (founded by the Romans, Astorica Augusta) Situated in the León province in northwest Spain, WSW of León.  It lay in the devastated border zone between Christian and Moslem Spain, and was rebuilt by King Ordono I (850-66).  For seven … Continue reading

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