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What was the Spanish Reconquista?


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The Spainish Reconquista was the reconquering of the Spainish lands to Catholic hands.
La Reconquista was the Christian Spanish recovery of Spain from Islam (the Moors) after 700 years of occupation. It was achieved by a series of military victories under los Reyes Catolicos, Ferdinand and Isabella, and completed by 1492, the year, coincidentally and helpfully, of Columbus' discovery of The New World.