As early as the reign of Alfonso II "el Casto" King of Asturias (791-842), the construction of a series of fortified villages and castles was started in the mountains above the upper Ebro to guard against Muslim invasions, from which the name "Castilla" (later given to the area) was derived.
In 804, a separate bishopric was established at Valpuesta to administer religious affairs in the area.
Ibn al-Athir records that Fruela I King of Asturias (so dated to the 760s) took control of Lugo, Portucale, Salamanca, Zamora, vila, Segovia y Castilla Martnez Dez indicates that this passage represents the earliest mention of Castilla in history, although he concedes that Ibn al-Athir may have updated texts written in the 9th or 10th century by substituting the term which described the area when he compiled his own work (in the mid-13th century).
The earliest charter (which is not either spurious or dubious) in which the name Castilla appears is the document dated 18 Jan 836 under which Cardiel presbitero donated property in Castella quod nominatur Uilla Kardelli..Uillella to the church of San Andrs de Asa.
In the 14th and 15th centuries it was referred to as Chilternlangley.
It took all my self-control to refrain from saying, “I told you so.” Wait a minute. Or because the acting was the stuff of Academy Awards. But perhaps it is unfair to completely condemn him.
It is even possible that there was no family relationship at all.
Assuming for the moment that they were related, it is probable that the four are named in chronological order, starting from Gebica as the earliest predecessor.
All this writing about movies is making me confuse fantasy with reality. It was actually because the lessons were profound, the struggles deep and revealing, and the issues grappled with universal. For in recognizing his limitations and in abdicating the throne, he paved the wave for someone who, although he struggled and although he was hesitant, ultimately became just the king England needed during those dark hours of the war.
And in the brief time that he is King, he abuses his power – wasting money, maintains a close relationship with the German ambassador and behaves in a very un-regal fashion.