Castile was left to his eldest son Sancho, Leon to Alphonso, Galicia to Garcia, Zamora and Toro to his two daughters Urraca and Elvira.
Died, bequeathing all his territories to his legitimate daughter Urraca, and Count Henry at once invaded Leon, hoping to add to his own dominions at the expense of his suzerain.
After three years of war against Urraca and other rival claimants to the throne of Leon, Count Henry himself died in 1112.
Theresa renewed the struggle against her half-sister and suzerain Urraca in 1116-1117, and again in I r 20; in 1121 she was besieged in Lanhoso and captured.
ALPHONSO I., king of Aragon, "the Battler," who married Urraca, daughter of Alphonso VI.
A passionate fighting-man (he fought twenty-nine battles against Christian or Moor), he was'married to Urraca, widow of Raymond of Burgundy, a very dissolute and passionate woman.
But Urraca was tenacious of her right as proprietary queen and had not learnt chastity in the polygamous household of her father.
The marriage of Alphonso and Urraca was declared null by the pope, as they were third cousins.
He was finally compelled to give way in Castile and Leon to his stepson Alphonso,, son of Urraca and her first husband.
His relations to the Portuguese house must have suffered by his repudiation of his wife Urraca, daughter of Alphonso I.
To make a husband hesitate to beat his wife, and Urraca was beaten, and in the presence of witnesses.
Alphonso and Urraca came to open war, in which he claimed to be king of Castile by right of his marriage and his election by the nobles.
The death of Urraca in 1126 allowed her son to reunite the dominions of his grandfather.
In the meantime his quarrels with Urraca had not deterred Alphonso, who is surnamed the Battler in Aragonese history, from taking Saragossa in 1118, and from defeating the Almorvides at the decisive battle of Cutanda in 1120.
Aiphonso VII., the son of Urraca, was, during the twenty years between his mothers death and his own in 1157, the dominating sovereign of Spain.
Women could rule in their own right, as is, shown by the examples of Urraca, Berengaria, and Isabella the Cathelic. In Aragon they could transmit the right to a husband or son.
Saragossa Irom the Moors, and was married to Urraca, queen of Castile and Leon.