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How the Spanish Inquisition Worked

The Spanish Inquisition calls up a scene of torture and religious persecution. Explore the Spanish Inquisition, from its origin to the trials to how it ended.

"You know what the Monty Python boys always say: 'Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition'." (Sliding Doors)

"You know what the Monty Python boys always say: 'Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition'." (Sliding Doors) Did I pin this for Monty python or sliding doors?

(1478–1834), judicial institution ostensibly established to combat heresy in Spain. In practice, the Spanish Inquisition served to consolidate power in the monarchy of the newly...

judicial institution ostensibly established to combat heresy in Spain. In practice, the Spanish Inquisition served to consolidate power in the monarchy of the newly.

Just loving these head #sketches based on The Spanish Inquisition by #artist Tomek Larek http://snip.ly/sxfp3

ArtStation - The Spanish Inquisition - sketch , Tomek Larek

Torture Techniques of the Spanish Inquisition

Torture Techniques of the Spanish Inquisition

The other day, as I was surfing through pictures of medieval torture devices (don't ask), I kept noticing that many such tools were invented by, or at least used in, the Spanish Inquisition.

XD Hetalia "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!"

England makes Monty Python references whenever possible. And every time he says “I wasn’t expecting some kind of Spanish Inquisition…,” Spain will, without a doubt, bust in through the door and yell “NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!

Unexpected item in bagging area (Monty Python & the unexpected Spanish Inquisition)

This person is having some trouble with an unexpected item in her bags at a self check out.

The Roman Catholic Inquisitions: Water Torture. The victim's nostrils were pinched shut, and eight quarts of fluid were poured down the victim's throat through a funnel. Other techniques included forcing a cloth down the throat, while pouring water, which made a swallowing reflex pushing it further down into the stomach producing all the agonies of suffocation by drowning until the victim lost consciousness. Instead of water, the torture was sometimes conducted with boiling water or vinegar.

The Roman Catholic Inquisitions - water torture. That doesn't look pleasant.

IN 1481, when six conversos were burned alive in public. THANKS TO THE INQUISITION!

Torture Techniques of the Spanish Inquisition

The other day, as I was surfing through pictures of medieval torture devices (don't ask), I kept noticing that many such tools were invented by, or at least used in, the Spanish Inquisition.

monty python spanish inquisition cross stitch projet

This Monty Python Spanish Inquisition cross stitch pattern comes from the classic sketch where the Cardinals stumble through their badly rehearsed terror

Monty Python (Spanish Inquisition) Television Poster Masterprint at AllPosters.com

Monty Python (Spanish Inquisition) Television Poster

Monty Python (Spanish Inquisition) Television Poster Masterprint at…