How do we know if they really are Roman Catholic?!
Here is king Ferdinand and queen Isabella of the Kingdom of Castille and Leon. King Ferdinand wanted control over all and the queen wanted unity. They thought by making them follow the same faith we can unite and control! But, how can they do that if there was another group of people who call themselves The Moors, practicing their own faith under the rule of Tariq Ibn-Ziyad?
ARE YOU A HERETIC?!
NO! Let me free!
Your majesty! I come to ask for a ship to sail west to find the Americas and claim it and all its resources for Spain.
The king and queen decided to take over their land, the king and some soldiers went over and confronted them. Here is Tariq Ibn-Ziyad handing over the key to the land of the Moors also known as Granada. They then assimilated all of the Muslims into Roman Catholic believers.
Very well, I have faith in you Columbus.
Sometime after the fall of Granada and the assimilation, the monarchs started to get suspicious of the new Roman Catholics, were they really Roman Catholics or were they just saying they were?
The monarchs then decided to set up the Inquisition. A civil and religious court whose aim was to combat heresy, they thought that in order to find out who does not follow the faith they will keep an eye on the people they are suspicious about and bring them in to the court and torture them in many ways until they confessed about being a heretic. (A person who believes in other things from already established rules set down by authority)
A man named Christopher Columbus wants to succeed in what others have failed to do, find India and claim and all its resources for spain! But, he is going to sail west! Everyone thinks he is a madman, they think he will only find more and more ocean, but he has hope and the queen has faith in him!
Christopher Columbus succeeds in sailing west but, instead of India he found the Americas. But still, he claims it and all its belongings for spain. He returns back to Spain and informs the queen with his amazing news.