Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Roderic, the last Visigoth King of Spain, obtained the throne in the year 709, having managed to depose the King Witiza. His reign did not last long, however, for the two sons of the dethroned king, securing help from the Moorish governor of Africa, ravaged Andalusia, and finally met him in battle at Xeres, where Roderic, who was at the head of 90,000 Goths, was slain, and his army put to flight. Thus ended the Goth and commenced the Moorish dominion over Spain.