Muslims in Spain expelled

By 30/01/2019

The Moriscos (the descendants of the Muslim inhabitants in Spain) were expelled from Spain, (between 1609 from Aragon and 1614 from Castile), by King Philip III. They were ordered to depart “under the pain of death and confiscation, without trial or sentence… to take with them no money, bullion, jewels or bills of exchange… just what they could carry.”


Many passed through Gibraltar on their way into exile in North Africa.






Image: The Expulsion of the Moors, Vicente Carducho, c.1627 (click here to enlarge)