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To: livius
livius wrote: Spain was not a land of gothic barbarians, but I guess, if that's what you want to believe, a little history wouldn't get in your way.

Well, Torquemada wasn't exactly a fifteenth-century Ghandi, the Spanish inquisiition wasn't an early-day Rotary Club and an auto da fe wasn't quite akin to a Sunday-school picnic.

19 posted on 09/27/2003 2:21:45 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: quidnunc
Well, Torquemada wasn't exactly a fifteenth-century Ghandi, the Spanish inquisiition wasn't an early-day Rotary Club and an auto da fe wasn't quite akin to a Sunday-school picnic.

Protestantism had it's own versions of the auto da fe.

Nineteen accused "witches" were hanged on Gallows Hill, Salem, Massachusetts in 1692:

June 10:
Bridget Bishop

July 19:
Rebecca Nurse
Sarah Good
Susannah Martin
Elizabeth Howe
Sarah Wildes

August 19:
George Burroughs
Martha Carrier
John Willard
George Jacobs, Sr.
John Proctor

September 22:
Martha Corey
Mary Eastey
Ann Pudeator
Alice Parker
Mary Parker
Wilmott Redd
Margaret Scott
Samuel Wardwell


30 posted on 09/27/2003 2:57:22 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: quidnunc
I think you have been reading too many English Protestant books concerning Roman Catholic Spain. Everything you cite is associated with the Inquisition. I've read that it wasn't as bad as the English would like us to believe. Maybe a propaganda war was taking place back then which has just been perpetuated to this day.
117 posted on 09/29/2003 2:28:11 PM PDT by Whispering Smith
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