Other parts of Europe had those who designated themselves Celtic, including parts of Spain (Galacia and Cantabria).
P. Henao's Averiguaciones de las Antigiiedades de Cantabria (Salamanca, 1688), is still valuable (new edition, 1894).
The Catholics everywhere preferred either Roman, Suevian or Frankish rule to that of the heretical Goths; even the unconquerable mountaineers of Cantabria seem for a while to have received a Frankish governor.
Duke of Cantabria and son-in-law of Pelayo, constituted the king- Kingdom 01
Castile, by its geographical position as the centre of Spain from Cantabria to the Sierra Morena, was the forefront of the struggle with the Moors.