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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 570 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COUNTS OF CASTILE The counts of Castile began, as a body, and not as a line of chiefs, in the reign of Alphonso the Chaste (789-842). They strove for independence from the first, and when one count had replaced several they achieved it. Made himself independent of Leon. One of his daughters married Ordono III. of Leon. By a second marriage with a daughter of Sancho Abarca of Navarre he had a son and successor. Son. Son. Murdered. Castile then passed to Garcia's sister, the wife of Sancho el Mayor of Navarre.
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