Philip II: Revolts

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  • Philip II: Revolts
    • The Revolt of the Moriscos
      • Causes
        • harsher gov restrictions after Council of Trent
          • land confiscated, silkm industry repeatedly undermined (exports banned + heavy tax)
        • 1567 - royal decree - ban Moorish lit, songs, dances e.t.c.
        • paranoia of Fifth Column w/ Otts
      • Events
        • Christmas Eve 1568 - 30k rebel (silk-prod Alpujamas region of Granada
        • Alva + best troops in Neth, gov taken by surprise + rebels sup by Turks
        • two years fighting w/ atrocities
        • isolated - only one community revolt
        • economic aim
      • Results
        • P's solution: mass repopulation
          • 80k deported from Granada (20k die in transit)
          • unsuccessful - only spreads problem (sec threat)
        • highlights increasing intolerance
        • exposed mil weakness of Spain
        • 60k Spanish dead, 3mil ducats spent
    • The Revolt of Aragon
      • Causes
        • P neglect A throughout reign
        • 1580s - P concerned by lawlessness + porous borders between A + FR
          • fear spread FR Prot
        • 1582 - P sent army into Valencia (against A laws)
          • to defend against corsiars + Moriscos
        • P appoint non-A viceroy
        • 1589 - P intervene, send force quell disorder
        • Perez affair - P attempt transfer Perez to Inq Court
          • led to riots
      • Events
        • riots provoke mil response
        • Oct 1591 - P send army of 14k
          • claimed troops en route to FR
          • arrive at Saragossa, rebel town fell easily
          • only two noblemen join rebels
      • Results
        • P beheads new Justiciar
        • two noblemen killed + pub executions
        • Inq hold auto-de-fe
        • P called A Cortes - impose mild changes
          • could remove Justiciar + chose non- A viceroys

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