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13 Jul 2017

El Cid was a medieval Spanish nobleman, military leader, and subject of song and story. His real name was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, and he lived from about 1040 to 1099. He received his nickname from the Moors, probably from the original Arabic al-Sayyid meaning The Master (Doctor Who fans take... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-el-cid/)



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It’s a pretty rare thing when Kings become saints, or at least become canonized saints. I can only think of a handful off the top of my head, though I’m sure there are more: Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Edward the Confessor of Anglo-Saxon England, Saint Stephen of Hungary.
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