A Brilliant Scene From a Brilliant Movie



I take Valencia...
in the name of
my Sovereign Lord Alfonso...
King of Castile,
Leon and Asturias...
of Sagunto and Almenara...
of Castrejon and Alcantara...
King of Christians and Moors.
Valencia for Alfonso...
by the grace of God, King of Spain!
El Cid, Rodrigo de Bivar, El Cid (1961) Screenplay

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  1. A few years ago, a Spanish television network did a series on Queen Isabel the Catholic, and a subsequent series on Charles V. It’s easy to find parts of these shows with English subtitles on YouTube. The English helps as I can understand written Spanish better than spoken and they use the peninsular lisp.

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