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In view of Alfonso's triumph in the Burgos Cortes, according to medieval practices the rebels faced a dilemma: either to accept the authority and decisions of their king or to desnaturarse, that is, to break the vassalage bond that linked them to their lord and leave the kingdom to go into exile. The reasonableness, flexibility, and willingness to please that Alfonso had shown them during the Cortes and the final deliberations were of no use. After the "assembly" at Almagro, the king set out on his way to Toledo, arriving there on March 27. The brief but substantial summary of the letter from the king of Granada to the Emir of Morocco, which coincides with what we know from Muslim historiography, shows that the chronicler was well informed of the events of the period.

Keywords: Alfonso; Almagro; Burgos Cortes; Cortes; Emir of Morocco; king of Granada; Toledo



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