How did Ferdinand and Isabella deal with the nobility

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  • Patronage
    • used forms of patronage as incentive to nobles' good behaviour
      • hidalgos - confirmed titles eg. Duke Medina Sidonia
      • mercedes - grants of money
      • gained their support eg. in civil war to sway balance of power & provide resources
        • important noble families subverted to Isabella eg. Medoza, Medina Sidonia, Cabrera
    • Success of F&I in dealing with problems caused by nobility
      • Reconquista
        • combined atmosphere of crusade/infidel & patriotism/ enemies
          • F&I manipulated nobles' own desire for war & glory in game of control
            • distracted them from opposing monarchy
            • united them under same cause to benefit of crown
        • victory consolidated power of F&I over that of nobles
        • used lands won as source of patronage
      • Wars
        • brought military success to Spain eg. Italian wars
        • image of monarchy appeared strong and dominant
          • nobles had less reason for rebellion
      • Act of Resumption 1480
        • stripped nobility of lands/ hereditary possessions from 1464
          • simultaneous crown acquired wealth worth 30mil
        • influence of nobility reduced eg. by letrados
  • Reconquista
    • combined atmosphere of crusade/infidel & patriotism/ enemies
      • F&I manipulated nobles' own desire for war & glory in game of control
        • distracted them from opposing monarchy
        • united them under same cause to benefit of crown
    • victory consolidated power of F&I over that of nobles
    • used lands won as source of patronage
  • otherwise mobility lost money
  • took control of lands & wealth so degree of control over nobles

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