The Spanish Inquisitions: The Reasons Of The Dark Ages

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As we look back to a time that we call the Dark Ages, it makes you wonder, why do we call it the dark ages? There are plenty of factors that play into the reason for that name. But there are also events and times that may contradict that name. We see very important and beautiful poetry at this time, for example, the Epic Of Beowulf. Then, we also see terrible, horrid things like the Spanish Inquisition. These are only two of the many things that went on during that time period. The Spanish Inquisition was made for religious and also political reasons. After the crusades and the reconquest of Spain, the leaders searched for a way to bring Spain together. The Spanish Inquisition was made in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. Ferdinand and Isabella asked permission of the pope to begin the Spanish Inquisition to purify the people of Spain with Catholicism. They made the Jews, Protestants and others who did not believe leave and were not to return or they must convert to Catholicism. In 1483 Tomas de Torquemada became the general for the inquisition for most of Spain. Tomas was the leader for about fifteen years and is believed to be responsible for over 2,000 executions of the people of Spain. In this time there were torture machines used to find out whether someone had truly converted into Catholicism. If they lied and did not truly believe they would be burned at a stake for everyone to see. Even if you truly did believe, they would

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