Philip III expelled the Moriscos from Spain between 1609 and 1614. As noted earlier, estimates for the numbers expelled have varied, although nowadays most scholars set the figure at around 350.000 (about 5% of the total Spanish population at that time). The majority were expelled from the Crown of Aragon, particularly from the Kingdom of Valencia, where these communities were large. We know that the nobility in Valencia was against the expulsion, unlike the ordinary people and the Church.
Why do you think the Valencian nobles opposed expulsion?