handsomely produced and well illustrated
lively and thoroughly based on the evidence. A tour de force. -- Bulletin of Spanish Studies
sets the background to its activities in its full western European context
superbly illustrated throughout. -- Helen Rawlings, History
Religion and intolerance have always been close bedfellows. The Spanish Inquisition took this truth to new extremes, it is synonymous with persecution and purges of horror. Edward''s new account seeks to explain this phenomenon.'
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Religion and intolerance have always been close bedfellows. In this engaging work the bloody events of the Inquisition are examined and placed within their wider historical context. The development of a persecuting society in Europe is traced, a legacy that has relevance to the present day.