Torquemada and the spanish inquisition a history classic reprint by rafael sabatini 9781528060462 hardback 2018 delivery canadian shipping is usually within 12 to 16 working days. Excerpt from torquemada and the spanish inquisition a history the history of frey tomas de torquemada is the history of the establishment of the modern inquisition it is not so much the history of a man as of an abstract genius presiding over a gigantic and cruel engine of its own perfecting. Tomas de torquemada op october 14 1420 september 16 1498 was a castilian dominican friar and first grand inquisitor in spains movement to homogenize religious practices with those of the catholic church in the late 15th century otherwise known as the spanish inquisition which resulted in the expulsion from spain of thousands of people of jewish and muslim faith and heritage. The spanish inquisition was not to be abolished until 1834 and throughout its existence it had been permitted to carry out its work unfettered by the civil authorities it was and always had been a law unto itself tomas de torquemada would die peacefully in his bed in avila in 1498 aged 78 content that his work had been done. Tomas de torquemada tomas de torquemada first grand inquisitor in spain whose name has become synonymous with the christian inquisitions horror religious bigotry and cruel fanaticism the nephew of a noted dominican cardinal and theologian juan de torquemada the young torquemada joined the dominicans and in
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