Pelayo hero of the reconquest

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  • Pelayo was the head of the personal guard of the visigoth king Roderic. 
  • Pelayo and King Roderic were cousins and belonged to the Chindasvinto family.
  • Roderic, the muslims are coming! We have to go to Guadalete and battle them!
  • Roderic dies in the battle of Guadalete in 711. The Visigoth kingdom collapses and the Iberian Peninsula falls into the hands of Muslims.
  • I will take revenge!
  • In 722 Pelayo and his followers attracted Arab troops, captained by Alqama, to the cold and abrupt valley of Covadonga. 
  • Let´s get out of here we are not going to win this battle. 
  • Pelayo began the Reconquest and became the first king of Asturias.
  • The Iberian Peninsula will be Christian again!
  • PELAYO
  • There is a statue of Pelayo in Covadonga (Asturias)
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