Hello class today we will be learning about the Spanish Inquisition! First we start in the palace with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella..
We need to unite Spain as a Catholic country, and to do that we need to make sure people are telling the truth about their religion.
Hmm, we are getting a lot of complaints about conversos.
You are going to investigate conversos to inquire if they are secretly practicing their old religion
2 Years Later
November 1, 1478 the crown can form a inquisitorial tribunal
"Many true and faithful Christians, on the testimony of enemies, rivals, slaves, and other lower and even less proper persons, have without any legitimate proof been thrust into secular prisons, tortured and condemned as relapsed heretics" -Pope Sixtus IV
"The first 15 years of the Spanish Inquisition, under the direction of Torquemada, were the deadliest. Approximately 2,000 conversos were put to the flames. "
Let's send armies to Granada!
Citation-https://www.crisismagazine.com/2011/the-truth-about-the-spanish-inquisition By Thomas F. Madden "The Truth About the Spanish Inquisition"