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The Conquerors: El Cid DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: May 1, 2005

Cross Spain on the trail of the 11th–century warrior whose name means ""the leader.""

  • Travel the world to examine the conquests of history's greatest commanders.
  • Each episode illuminates the mind and motivations of the figures who shaped the world to their will.
  • Probe the myths and misconceptions surrounding the 11th-century Spanish warrior.

Tanks at the gates of Berlin, arrow clouds at Hastings, torches in Atlanta--the tools of conquest have varied throughout history, but the conqueror's bloodthirsty quest for land and power hasn't. THE CONQUERORS visits the historic battlefields where commanders vanquished enemies with ruthless abandon probing the minds of the men who shaped history to their will.

Though his name was Rodrigo Diaz, he was known simply as El Cid (The Leader). Yet recent scholarship has exposed many gaps between truth and myth in the tales about Spain's first national hero. Was he, as one contemporary said, ""the scourge of his time""? Or are the tales recorded in the epic Poema de Mio Cid a more accurate picture of this unique man? THE CONQUERORS visits his homeland in Valencia and interviews renowned historians in search of the real El Cid.

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