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The incredible life of Alonso de Contreras, the soldier of the Spanish Tercios that inspired Alatriste

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The literary saga of Captain Alatriste was written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte “when he saw that a textbook that my daughter had liquidated the Golden Age in a page and a half”, as the author of the saga pointed out in an interview with “El Correo »in 1996. The character of Diego Alatriste, a veteran of the thirds of Flanders who makes a living as a butcher in seventeenth-century Madrid, is the adventurer that the writer designed to bring the Golden Age closer to present generations. A fictional character, but one with deep roots in the tradition of soldier-writers who left testimony of their prodigious lives.

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