- Established in 1478 in Castile by Pope Sixtus because of concern about conversos.
- Whilst anti-semitism was growing, both monarchs had jewish doctors and jewish men in their court, and isabella said 'all jews in my realms are mine and under my care.'
- No inquisitors were appointed until 1480
- 1483 the inquisition extended to Aragon. It was the only institutuin who's authority ran throughout the whole of Spain.
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- In Barcelona between 1488-1505, the I tried 1200 people, all but 8 were conversos.
- In it's first decade, the I burnt 2000 people
- At the end of 1482, the I ordered the expulsion of jews from Andalucia. By 1484 they had been driven out of Seville
- ROYAL POLICY BEGAN TO CHANGE
- by mid 80s jews as well as conversos under attack
- In Valencia, 80% death penalties were issued before 1530
- Increased persecution at time of communeros
- Under Charles reign, people felt less under threat from minroutes. In the last 20 years of his reign 84% of the accused were christians.
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