In what is now known as Germany, a new group attempted to conquer Spain. They were called the Visigoths and they used the same method as previous groups to take control - asesinato.
The End of the Moors
By this time, the Moors had dividido into many small kingdoms. They thought that this would help keep as much control as possible. However, the last Moorish King was defeated and killed in Granada in January of 1492.
The first king of Spain was King Fernando of Aragon. His wife, Isabel of Castilla, was the first queen. The two casados in 1469, uniting Christian Kingdoms against the Moors. They solidificaron their power through religion and military success. King Fernando and Queen Isabel are responsible for the end of the Reconquista.
The Spanish Inquisition
When the last Moorish King was defeated in 1492, all Muslims remaining in Spain were forced to leave or convert to Christianity. In 1502, it was decided that all Jews need to leave or convert. One question remained: How do we know they've convertido? The answer was to interrogar and tortura the Jews and Muslims until they confessed. Another option was to put them on trial and later execute them.
El Greco was a pintor from Greece, and his real name was Domenikos Theotokopoulos. He traveled to Spain aspiring to work in the decoration of El Escorial, the palacio that Felipe II lived in. Unfortunately, Felipe hated his style and refused to hire him. So El Greco moved to Toledo and begins to paint imágenes making fun of Felipe II.
War of Spanish Succession
The War of Spanish Succession pitted royal familias and their naciones against each other to see who would rule Spain. The war ended in 1713 with Spain losing Gibraltar to the English. Felipe V, the Bourbon nieto of Louis XIV, becomes the King of Spain. The Bourbon family remains the royal family of Spain hoy.
The War of Spanish Independence
The Rebellion of 2 May 1808 in Madrid begins the War of Spanish Independence. Joseph Bonaparte is removed from the throne of Spain in 1812. During the convulsión, most of the colonies in America gain independencia. The Constitution of 1812 establishes a Parliamentary Monarchy.