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The Rise of the Spanish Inquisition By Jean Plaidy

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This absorbing historical study is concerned with the roots and growth of the Spanish Inquisition, and endeavours to show how and why it came into existence. It analyses the personalities who were responsible, those who moulded it and kept it alive; and also studies those other important actors in the drama; the victims. It is from these people only that we can discover why a nation could allow the Inquisition to exist as part of its daily life for four centuries. no man, woman or child was safe; any day or night there might come a knock on the door, the sudden arrest and transportation to the Costa Santa. The Tribunal would have to be faced and it was almost certain that there would be a visit to the terrible torture chambers where the hideous machines were waiting to inflict agony. All- rich and poor-lived in fear of the Spanish Inquisition, and yet it was allowed to exist…

Robert Hale Ltd.; 1959. First edition. Hardcover with unclipped dust cover, with cost of 16/-. Dust cover in very good condition and now in a transparent protective jacket.White end papers. 11 illustrations. Book in very good condition. Binding tight and text clean. Pre-owned.

The Rise of the Spanish Inquisition By Jean Plaidy

SKU: 104439
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