Spanish-inquisition sentence example

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  • In the affairs of the Church he favoured the mendicant orders, and declared against the cruel and unjust proceedings of the Spanish Inquisition.

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  • When Granvella retired the three great nobles continued to resist the introduction of the Spanish Inquisition and of Spanish despotic rule into the Netherlands.

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  • The first great .auto-da-fes were celebrated when Thomas de Torquemada was at the head of the Spanish inquisition (Seville 1482, Toledo 1486, &c.).

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  • It was in fact largely due to the Maranos that the Spanish Inquisition was founded.

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  • But the most characteristic part of their ecclesiastical policy was the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition (q.v.).

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  • The Spanish Inquisition was a department of the royal government, employed to enforce religious unity and obedience, because they were held to be indispensable in ordet to obtain national unity and to enforce the authority of the Crown.

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  • In the 5th century central government moved there & was subsequently the birthplace of the infamous Spanish inquisition.

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  • Queen Mary preferred the methods of the Spanish Inquisition and the very public executions fed into her 'Bloody Mary' nickname.

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