Sep 20, 1478
The start of the Spanish InquisitionThe Spanish Inquisition first started in 1478 when Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon wanted to rid Spain of any non-christians.The Spanish Inquisiton was an event of torture and religious persecution. Many believed that Isabellas motives was that she made a vow to Thomas de Torquemada, the first general inquisitor, that if she should reach the throne one day she would devote herself to the persecution of any non-christians.
Sep 27, 1484
Pope VIIIPope VIII contempted to allow appeals to Rome against the Inqisition. He was just one of the many that went against Isabellas beliefs and actions.
May 23, 1501
Isabella IAfter Isabellas torture and persecutions her newly converted faith intensified but, torture was really only used to get a confession. Some Inquisitors used starvation and/or they would tie their hand in rope and tie the rope to a beam. This method of torture was used to pull the shoulders out of the sockets.One torture consisted of lashing a person’s wrist to an iron ring in the wall and securing his feet to another ring. The would then pull the ropes until the person’s joints were dislocated.
Sep 16, 1505
ValenciaIn Valencia between 1484 and 1505 most of those judged in Barcelona were of the Jewish origin.They were involved in a public procession of all those found guilty and a reading of their sentences. This process was called The autos-da-fé.
The end of the Spanish InquisitionThe power of the Spanish Inquisition finally began to end by 1834, it was finally suppressed. Farther reports indicate possibly more than 200,000 Jewish Spaniards fled Spain to escape persecution.
Period:Sep 1, 1478to
The Spanish Inqisition