Guarcino August 2018: La Disfida del Malpensa

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Every year in the city of Guarcino, near Frosinone, the “Disfida del Malpensa” is commemorated between a soldier of Guarcino and a soldier of the army of Henry VI  Hohenstaufen. (See photo gallery)

“Hoc anno venit rex Henricus filius Friderici Imperatoris et subiugavit sibi totam Campaniam praeter Fummonem, et Castrum Ferentinum obsedit per novem dies, et ivit super Guarginum; ibi commissum est bellum inter Teotonicum militem et Latinum nomine Malpenza et superatus est miles Teotonicus a milite Latino vidente et astante Rege cum toto exercitu in circuitu.” (Annales Ceccanenses pp.287-288)

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