July 16…1212: Battle of La Navas

One of the most decisive battles of the Crusades took place when a Christian army under Alfonso VIII of Castile destroyed three fourths of a Muslim army twice it’s size under Al-Nasir, leading to the Reconquista of the Iberian Penisula.

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