Who were the moors?
Moors is the Spanish name for Islamic people (mostly from northern Africa) who had invaded Spain in the 8th century. They have ruled south-eastern Spain for a few hundred years before losing their power to the kings of Aragon and Castile.
They were the craftsmen of Spain and taught Europeans to navigate, trade, and build boats. In the 15th century the Spanish turned on them and deported most of them to the countries of the Ottoman Empire.
Persistence drove the Moors from Spain. Spain was not a unified country when the Moors invaded in 711 AD. Over the next 700+ years the various kingdoms of Spain drove the Moors from the north to the south a piece at a time. Eventually all that was left to the Moors was Granada. The combination of Queen Isabel I of Castile and Leon and King Ferdinand II of Aragon finished the long campaign in 1492…