Tortosa, Spain

Ancient Keep at Tortosa

The fortification commands the Ebre River.

Another view from the fortifcation.

One of the walls of the castle.

During the Second Crusade in 1148, Ermengarde of Narbonne and her army beseiged this Spanish city along with the Genoese and Count Raymond Berenguer IV of Barcelona. Tortosa had been in Moorish hands for 400 years. It fell to the crusaders after a six-month siege.


About medievalphyllis

I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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