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Who was the Queen of Spain when the decree was published in 1492 to expel the Jews?
Isabella I of Castille
Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain co-directed the explorations of Christopher Columbus, backed the Inquisition and worked to make the Catholic Church the center of Spanish life. She had rejected three times Columbus' plea to make his journeys before agreeing. In the twentieth century, many have derided her manners and strict customs.
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