Define key word, unity: control, increase in royal authority through fear/respect. Bringing all of 'Spain' under the control of F + I creating one harmonious state (in theory).
Political Unity: Gained control over nobility
Political Disunity: They were not united due to failure to gain full control, not unity when there is still threats to their crown
Religious Unity: Closer to a Catholic 'Spain'
Religious Disunity: Still religious threats to the crown
Judgement: Overall, whilst F + I gained unity by 1526, it wasn't solidified by F's death.
Political Unity: Nobility controlled
- Letrados replaced nobles on councils: by 1493 all were replaced by those with 10 years experience.
- Correigores collected tax that would go straight to the crown - in stead of nobles who would embezzle it (one collection was 11 million marevedis, 1/6 of predicted amount)
- Numbers increased from 49 to 64, furthering…