One day, a visitor came to Galileo. He was told that because he challenged ancient theories, he was wanted at a trail in Rome.
A year or so later, on February 13th, 1633, Galileo completed the twenty three day trip to Rome
On April 8, Galileo was informed that he would stand trial before ten cardinals. While be waited for the trail, Galileo was left in a chamber.
Four days later, Galileo officially surrendered to the Holy Office and faced Father Firenz. He was commanded that he must; “neither hold, defend nor teach that opinion in anyway whatsoever.”
Galileo’sending words were; "I affirm, therefore, on my conscience, that I do not now hold the condemned opinion and have not held it since the decision of authorities....I am here in your hands, do with me what you please."
Galileo was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1633. Because of his age and poor health, he was allowed to serve his imprisonment under house arrest.