Foreign News: Old Castile

THE province of Old Castile is the center and heart of Spain, the seat of the nation's gone but remembered glory and power. It is still studded with walled towns and fortresses; its name is derived from castillo, which means castle. Old Castile covers the northern part of Spain's bleak, sun-scorched central tableland. New Castile, which was recovered later from the Moors, borders it on the south. In New Castile lies Madrid, like a gem on a rumpled brown cloth.

Old Castile is the country which gave Spain its greatest queen, Isabella, its ideal...

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