Afonso VI, was King of Castile and León (1040-Toledo, 1109). After the death of his father, Fernando I, and 1065, Alfonso received the Kingdom of León, It was opposed by his brother Sancho, received Castile.
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela 12th century painting
Alfonso was defeated at Llantada in 1068, y and Golpejera, and 1072, and was forced into exile along with his brother García. On the death of Sancho, killed while besieged to his sister Urraca in Zamora, Alfonso was called to be crowned King, but before he had to perform, at the instigation of the Castilian nobility led by Rodrigo Díaz, El Cid, an oath by which autoexculpaba having a relationship with his brother's death.
And 1085, Alfonso VI logró apoderarse de Toledo, which gave him great prestige. But, the taifas of Badajoz and Seville kingdoms called in to help the Almoravids from North Africa, which defeated Alfonso VI at the battle of Sagrajas, and 1086, military action which marked the starting point a difficult stage would mark the last years of his reign.
Sword of Alfonso VI, King of Castile in 1.085, as the original in the Museum of Madrid armeria. Alfonso VI was known and loved by helped to expel the Arabs from the peninsula, and his work in Toledo was invaluable to conquer the square. This sword is finished in gold of 24 Kilates, the handgrip is bronze, y latón, the wood is clear noble.