Cordoba was the capital of the Moorish kingdom in the Iberian peninsula for nearly 700 years. During that time, much is made of the harmony with which Christian, Muslim and Jew lived together under the rule of the Islamic kingdom. When conquered by the Christians, it wasn’t long before the Moors, and soon after, the Jews, were expelled (those that had survived the conquest). Not long after, the Spanish Inquisition began, to ensure those that lived in Catholic Spain, were practising Christians.