According to legend, Diáz de Vivar (El Cid) fought
for Alfonso against the Moors, fought for the Moors against
Alfonso, and conquered the Kingdom of Valencia for himself;
he ruled there until his death in 1099.
Even his title, El Cid Campeador,
reflects his conflicting loyalities: "El Cid"
is a Moorish title of respect, from Arabic al sayyid "Lord";
"Campeador" is Spanish for "Champion".
To this day, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar is known as a hero
of Christian Spain. El Cid was also a great war hero due
to his excellent acheivements in the the Reconquest of
Spain . El Cid was a superior and extremely successful
soldier of fortune who apparently never lost a battle.
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knuckle guards measures 38" in length and weighs
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