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People/Characters: Pedro the Cruel, King of Castile

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Works (6)

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
The Crécy war: a military history of the Hundred Years War from 1337 to the Peace of Bretigny, 1360 by Alfred H. Burne
Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine: A Biography of the Black Prince by Richard Barber
Maria Padilla by Gaetano Donizetti
Pedro the Cruel of Castile 1350-1369 (The Medieval Mediterranean : Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1453, Vol 6) by Estow
Trial by Fire by Jonathan Sumption

Character description

Pedro the Cruel (1334?-1369): Son of Alfonso XI of Castile. King of Castile intermittently from 1350 to 1369. His behavior was so abominable that he was overthrown on behalf of his half-brother Henry of Trastámara. An expedition led by Edward the Black Prince, son of King Edward III of England, briefly restored him -- but Pedro was unable to restrain his viciousness. He was murdered in 1369 and replaced by Henry.

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