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Covadonga

(kō`väthōn`gä), village, Oviedo prov., N Spain, in Asturias. A battle fought nearby sometime between 718 and 725 was the first victory of the Christians over the Moors; it had great symbolic significance in the Christian reconquest of Spain. The village attracts many tourists. Legend says that a cave near Covadonga was the refuge of King PelayoPelayo
, d. 737, first king (c.718–737) of Asturias. He was elected king by the tribespeople of Asturias and by Visigothic leaders who had escaped Tariq. His victory over the Moors at Covadonga sometime between 718 and 725 marked the beginning of Christian resistance to
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. The cave's chapel dates from the 8th cent.

Covadonga

 

a valley in Asturias, Spain. In 718 local popular militia led by Pelayo defeated a detachment of Arab aggressors at Covadonga. The battle impeded the Arabs’ advance northward on the peninsula and marked the beginning of the Reconquista.

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On one of his sailing expeditions he captured the Nuestra Senora de Covadonga with over 1 million pieces of eight on board.
The party understands its political quest as a "reconquista" (reconquest), and in an act full of symbolism started the election campaign on April 12 in Covadonga, in the northern region of Asturias, where the Christian King Don Pelayo defeated the Muslim troops in the year 722.
Pelayo and Covadonga are legends, "inflated" by "monks." Yes, we are told, religion was important (as it was in Christian Spain, of course), but it was not the only or even the main factor.
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The gold bricks are sourced from a Spanish fishing village called Cadaques where the handmade brick manufacturer, Ceramica La Covadonga, has been perfecting the craft for more than 100 years.
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Covadonga Valdaliso introduces, contextualizes, and translates segments of a Castilian chronicle, offered as a useful comparison with the English and French sources in which she identifies much confusion about Castilian names and events.
Covadonga de la Campa, acting Advocacy Director at Amnesty International's European Institutions Office added "European and Asian foreign ministers must seize this crucial opportunity to demand immediate action from the Myanmar authorities, as they meet them in their own country." "EU and Asian foreign ministers must ensure that human rights are central to all of their relations with Myanmar.
Citation: Covadonga Diaz Diaz et al., "Pluripotency Surveillance by Myc-Driven Competitive Elimination of Differentiating Cells," Developmental Cell, 2017; DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2017.08.011