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Br Tony D'Arbon

Alcala De Henares

November 17th 2008
Alocala De Henares is a city of 220,000 people located 35 km north east of Madrid. The name ‘Alcala De Henares’ is Arabic for ‘Castle of the Heneres’ - Heneres being the nearby river. Alcala is a Moorish Arabic word for fortification. The conquering Romas moved to this site in 1 BC, becoming the only Roman town in the Madrid region. The Moors arrived in 711 subduing the now Visigothic c ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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