Reconquista

James of Aragon retakes Valencia
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1238 Sep 28

James of Aragon retakes Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Valencia capitulated to Aragonese rule on 28 September 1238, following an extensive campaign that included the Siege of Burriana and the decisive Battle of the Puig, where the Aragonese commander, Bernat Guillem I d'Entença, who was also the king's cousin, died from wounds received in action. Chroniclers say he used gunpowder in the siege of Museros castle.


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