Death of a King, birth of a dynasty and a Spanish expression

El País

In 1369, King Pedro I came face-to-face with his archrival, his stepbrother Enrique, and the two gambled the future of Spain on the outcome of a duel fought with daggers. The image you see apparently depicts the moment of truth. The winner would go on to found one of Spain’s most famous royal dynasties and one of the participants in the clash, Bertrand du Gueslin, would coin a phrase that’s still used in Spanish today. Listen and learn more.

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