Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIVXV. 187679.
The Oak of Guernica
William Wordsworth (17701850)
The ancient oak of Guernica, says Laborde in his account of Biscay, is a most venerable natural monument. Ferdinand and Isabella, in the year 1476, after hearing mass in the church of Santa Maria de la Antigua, repaired to this tree, under which they swore to the Biscayans to maintain their fueros (municipal laws). This tree was cut down by the French in 1808.