Panel 2 of Cantiga 205 of the Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X

   The people in the castle, seeing they were being attacked from all sides, took refuge in a strong tower. The attackers made big holes in the tower’s sides and set it alight. To escape the fire, the Moors threw themselves headlong from the battlements and many were killed.    A Mooress, who was in the tower with her beloved son, carried him to the top so that he would not suffocate. She sat down between two merlons with the child clutched in her arms.



















 











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