On this date in our family history . . . the 25th day of May . . . in the year 1085 . . . Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo back from the Moors and establishes direct personal control over the Moorish city from which he has been exacting tribute, and ending the mediaeval Taifa's Kingdom of Toledo . . . this is the first concrete step taken by the combined kingdom of Leon-Castile in the Reconquista by Christian forces . . . this King of Leon and Castile, who proclaimed himself Emperor of All Hispania, is a 25th great-grandpa (via both his daughter, Urraca, as well as his daughter, Teresa) to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .