Published on 11 Feb 2014 | over 3 years ago
The Conquerors - Episode 6: El Cid (History Documentary)
The world's greatest battles and the fearless men who won them. From King David and El Cid to Napoleon and Marshal Zukhov's capture of Berlin, THE CONQUERORS brings the terrifying rumble of tanks and the deadly arrows of conquest vividly to life.
EPISODE 6: EL CID
Though his name was Rodrigo Diaz, he was known simply as El Cid (The Leader). Yet recent scholarship has exposed many gaps between truth and myth in the tales about Spain's first national hero. Was he, as one contemporary said, ""the scourge of his time""? Or are the tales recorded in the epic Poema de Mio Cid a more accurate picture of this unique man?