Task 3 The Reconquest Of The Spanish

Task 3 The Reconquest Of The Spanish

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  • At the beginning of the Medieval Times, the majority of the population of Spain was most Christian.  
  • Internal struggles and weak rulers left the region vulnerable to being attacked.
  • In AD 711, a Muslim force landed in Spain, and after a few years, Muslims conquered almost all of Spain and Portugal.
  • By the early 1000s, the power of the Islamic rulers declined, due to having a series of ineffective rulers, which caused their citizens to become very upset. Another cause was that there was lots of arguing between leaders.
  • The Spanish saw this as a chance, and the Reconquista (reconquest) began. It was a war based on religious differences, and for Christian rulers to expand on power. The war started in 1085 and went to 1492.Over the years, many Christian crusaders came to help the Spanish take back Spain.
  • King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella took over the Spanish inquisition. The inquisition was in the court, where they put people on trial that weren’t Catholic. The Muslims and Jews either had to convert to Catholicism or face exile. Many people pretended to be Christian, but weren’t. Then they snuck out of the city and left. The Spanish were victorious! The End!
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