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Malaguilla (Municipality, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

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Flag of Malaguilla - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 September 2019

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Presentation of Malaguilla

The municipality of Malaguilla (156 inhabitants in 2018; 2,851 ha) is located 30 km north of Guadalajara.

Ivan Sache, 6 September 2019

Symbols of Malaguilla

The flag of Malaguilla, adopted on 29 May 2018 by the Municipal Council, is prescribed by Order No. 200, issued on 18 December 2018 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 4 January 2019 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 3, p. 249 (text).
The flag is described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular panel, in length 1.5 times its width. The panel vertically divided into three equal stripes, purple at hoist, yellow in the center, and green at fly. In the center of the yellow stripe, the municipal coat of arms, in height half the flag's width.

The coat of arms of Malaguilla is prescribed by an Order issued on 26 January 2000 by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and published on 8 February 2000 in the official gazette of Castilla-La Mancha, No. 10, pp. 978-979 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:

Coat of arms: Spanish shield. Per fess, 1. Gules a Plateresque gate or port azure, 2. In base the arms of Sandoval and la Cerda dimitiated. A bordure compony of eight gules a castle or masoned sable port and windows azure and eight argent a lion purpure. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.

The "Plateresque gate" is the main entrance, located in the southern wall, of the Nuestra Señora del Valle church. It is decorated with ornamental details thoroughly sculpted, pilasters, capitals, medallions, and a frieze.
[Los Escritos de Herrera Casado, 22 November 2002]

The arms of the Sandoval lineage are "Or a bend sable".
The medievalist Friar Justo Pérez de Urbel (1895-1979) stated, after the study of Arab documents from the Reconquest period, that the origin of the Sadoval lineage is obscure (Historia del Condado de Castilla, 1945. The historian Father Gonzalo Martínez Díez (1924-2015) wrote that the Sandoval descended from Count Fernán González (c. 910-970), who married one the sons he had with his second wife, Urraca, with one the daughters of his alférez, Gómez Díaz (El Condado de Castilla (711–1038): la historia frente a la leyenda, 2005). Cirilo García Pérez does not believe that the Sandoval are Fernán González' direct offspring.
Chronicles mention his brother, Gonzalo Téllez, who married Flámula, aka Lambra) and got two children, Salvador and Ramiro González; Salvador named his lineage for the village of Sandoval de la Reina (Province of Burgos), where he owned a domain.
[Apellido Sandoval]

The arms of the la Cerda lineage are "Quarterly, 1. and 4. Per pale , 1. Gules a castle or masoned sable port and windows azure, 2. Argent a lion purpure crowned or, 2. and 3., Azure three fleurs-de-lis or".
The la Cerda lineage was founded by Infante Ferdinand de la Cerda (1255-1275), the elder son of King of Castile Alfonso X the Wise (1221-1284). His elder son, Alfonso de la Cerda (1270-1333) was proclaimed in 1288 King of Castile and León by Alfonso III of Aragón, but he never reigned and had to resign all his claims in 1304. His grandson, Charles de la Cerda (1327-1354), Count of Angoulême and Constable of France (1350-1354) was murdered by Charles of Navarre.
Isabel de la Cerda y Pérez de Guzmán (1329-1389) married in 1370 Bernal de Foix, 1st Count of Medinaceli. Their descendants were Counts, then Duke of Medinaceli until the death without male heirs of Luis Francisco de la Cerda y Aragón (1660-1711), 9th Duke of Medinaceli.

The arms of de la Cerda reflects the origin of the lineage, Castilian-Leonese via Alfonso de la Cerda and French via his wife, Blanche of France (1253-1323), a daughter of King Louis IX (St. Louis).

Ivan Sache, 6 September 2019