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Peter the Cruel was the Spanish king of Castile and León, son an successor of Alfonso XI, best known for his vicious characteristics as a ruler.
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Peter the Cruel was the Spanish king of Castile and León, son an successor of Alfonso XI. He was charged by his contemporaries with incredible cruelty but later acquired the nickname Peter the Lawful when he was viewed by historians as a strong executor of justice. Peter began his rein at age 16. In 1356 he engaged in constant wars with Aragon. He was murdered by Henry, Du Guesclin in 1369.
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