Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand
The King and Queen of Spain.
Two Sides Of Spain
The Fight To Be Catholic
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand aimed to unite Spain under Christianity. Ferdinand got Castile, Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia under his rule and managed to put an end to the Muslim domination of Granada. The victory which is known as the reconquest. This effort earned them the admiration of the Pope and the title "Catholic Kings".
The fight to make Spain a pure, Christian state was fulfilled in 1525. To keep on the safe side, all government and religious positions where reserved for the Coptic Christians. There were other groups of converts that were suspected for being hypocrites and would secretly practice their own faith. As a result, they were investigated and prosecuted. There was a small rebellion from the Muslims who stood up for their Faith, but were quickly expelled from the country. Spain carried out its crusading missions to farther lands in the 15 century.
The King and Queen of Spain are also known for sponsoring the voyages of Christopher Columbus who brought many new lands which were added to the Spanish kingdom.
2) Why did Isabella and Ferdinand conquer the Muslims and other religions in their territory?