Persecution, Inquisition & Expulsion

Between 1479 and 1481 four hundred Jews were burnt at the stake in Seville. In Castilian Andalusia, possibly two thousand Jews were burned alive, thousands of others were banned from working, suffered imprisonment and had their property confiscated. In 1492 Isabel and Fernando achieved their conquest to christianise all of Spain. This is the year of Jewish expulsion and the start of the Sephardi story which touches English history from the fifteenth century onwards.  The last auto-da-fé was held in 1790, but it was not until 1834 that The Spanish Inquisition was abolished.
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