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The Spanish Inquisition
Transcript of The Spanish Inquisition
n. 1.an official investigation, especially one of a political or religious nature, characterized by lack of regard for individual rights, prejudice on the part of the examiners, and recklessly cruel punishments. Pope Sixtus IV How the inquisition started The Spanish Inquisition was used for religious and political reasons. The leaders of Spain wanted a way to bring the country together as a strong nation. Their plan was to make the whole country believe in one religion. Ferdinand and Isabella chose Catholicism as the one religion. In 1478, Pope Sixtus IV officially began the Spanish Inquisition to "clarify" the people of Spain. Timeline 1478 Pope Sixtus IV authorizes the spanish inquisitoin 1492 Jews are forced out of spain 1483 Tomas de Torquemada became inquisitor-general and was responsible for killing of around 2,000 spaniards. Galileo's Trial 1633 The Spanish Inquisition is suppressed by Napoleon Bonaparte 1808 The Spanish Inquisition officially ends 1834 2000 Pope John Paul II admits that the catholic church had been "intolerant with it's use of violence" Trial Any accused misbelievers were brought before the court. They were given a chance to confess their misbelief against the Catholic Church and to rat other misbelievers out. If they admitted to their misbelief and ratted out other misbelievers, they were either released or sentenced to prison. If they did not confess or rat someone out, they were introduced in a large public ceremony before killed, sentenced to a life in prison, or tortured until death or confession, whichever came first. That brings us to our next topic. Torture There were many methods of torture. Calling them unpleasant would be an understatement. They were intended to be very painful, embarrassing, but rarely fatal. One way was the turtle. The victim would be forced to lie face down on the floor. Then a heavy board would be placed on the victim's back and then heavy weights would be dropped on the board, crushing the victim. There were other ways of torture in the Spanish Inquisition, but they are all far too horrible to discuss at school. Any torture, you name it, they used it. THIS IS NOT THE SPANISH INQUISITION This is a play called "The Spanish Inquisition". This is what most likely will show up when you search it. They make the spanish inquisition appear humorous. This in no way represents the real Spanish Inquisition. My Opinion In my opinion, the Spanish Inquisition was cruel and completely uncalled for. It was like the Holocaust, but earlier. I personally think that the people of Spain should have at least tried to resist. It seems that to many historic figures, Jews are a sort of threat to them. There is nothing wrong with Jews or Judaism. People around the world should be free to practice their religion without being persecuted. We are lucky here in the U.S., because we can do just that. The Spanish Inquisition is one of those things that we hope history will never repeat. Facts Around 200,000 Jews alone fled Spain
Over 17,650 people were burned in effigy
More than 323,300 people were killed in the Spanish Inquisition
Just so you know... THANKS FOR WATCHING :) The Wheel A torture chamber Pope Sixtus IV A map of Spain