Diplomatic-What was the Holy Brotherhood?
A judicial police force, to fight against bandits and the abuses of the nobility.
What was the function of the Tribunal of the Inquisition?
In 1478, with the Pope's permission, they founded the Tribunal of the Inquisition to prosecute heretics.
Who were the conversors?
The conversos were jews wich converted to Christianity and stay in Spain.
How did the Catholic Monarchs strenghten their power over the municipalities and the nobility.
-They created a bureaucracy and a professional and centralised administration, which depended directly on the monarch.
-They built up the army. Troops were paid by the monarch and followed his orders.
-They increased taxes to finance their activities. However, new taxes still needed the approval of Parliament.
-They created a diplomatic system to maintain relations with other countries.
In this way, the authoritarian monarchies were born.