Sancho II


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Sancho II

(sän`chō), d.1072, Spanish king of Castile (1065–72), son and successor of Ferdinand I. He conquered (1072) León from his brother Alfonso VIAlfonso VI,
1030–1109, Spanish king of León (1065–1109) and Castile (1072–1109). He inherited León from his father, Ferdinand I. Defeated by his brother Sancho II of Castile, he fled to the Moorish court of Toledo.
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, but his sister Urraca rebelled against him at Zamora, and Sancho was assassinated while besieging the city. He was succeeded by Alfonso VI.
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She takes as examples three epic narratives that pivot on Fernan Gonzalez, Bernardo del Carpio, and Sancho II, as three key founding figures of Iberian history and legend.
occasion, Garcia de Cabra refuses to advise Sancho II on waging a war
These deal in turn with the use of epic material -- specifically, material on Sancho II -- in the Estoria de Espanna; with Alfonso's treatment of Roman themes; and with ideas expressed in the General estoria on the broad themes of religion and culture.
The first of these categories is represented by Chalon's 1976 book and by my own of 1983, together with some later articles;(11) the second comprises such works as Lathrop's treatment of the Infantes de Lara legend in the fifteenth-century Refundicion toledana (1971), Fraker's analysis of the Cantar de Sancho II (1974), Powell's study of the prosification of the Poema de mio Cid in the Cronica de veinte reyes (1983), and Vaquero's account of both the Condesa traidora and Sancho II stories in a variety of texts (1990).