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Not Monty Python!
on 12 October 2008
This book seeks to get behind the legendary Spanish Inquisition myths and to my mind does a fantastic job. There is very little concerning the actual torture and death relating to the Inquisition that so often is all that you are told. Instead, you are taken on a journey through nearly 400 years of religious and political drama in a country desperately trying to find its own identity via a purging of all persons within its society that did not fit the pure Catholic role model.
We are reminded of similar actions taken by nations both before and after these events and it is incredible to see the same errors unfolding in exactly the same way.
This is certainly a most informative book and one that is sure to please anybody out there wishing to know how & why the legend of the Spanish Inquisition came to be.