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El Cid as Crusader, or even jst a hero of Christianity, is total BS; but the first Crusade began four years before his death, and crusaders even fought the Moors on the Iberian Peninsula in the next few decades.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 02:43:54 PM EST
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