THE ALHAMBRA DECREE 1492

Inquisition has been made in the charge that Jews are persuading new Christians to leave their adopted faith and return to their ancient religion. The inquisitors accuse many of the converted of professing Christianity but practicing Judaism secretly.

an edict commanding all Jews

and those converted who are found guilty of secretly observing the laws of Moses—the Marranos

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of the Spains, believing great injury has been done to the holy Catholic faith, have issued an edict commanding all Jews and those converted who are found guilty of secretly observing the laws of Moses—the Marranos—depart all their kingdoms and dominions by the end of the month of July of the present year, 1492, under penalty of death.

believing great injury has been done to the holy Catholic faith,

All Jews and those converted who are found guilty of secretly observing the laws of Moses—the Marranos—depart all their kingdoms and dominions by the end of the month of July of the present year, 1492, under penalty of death.