Sources please...Inquisition was investigated by BBC -- what did they find?


BBC documentary , “The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition” 

A most important point ... that the inquisitional courts of the Church were both more just and more lenient than civil courts and religious courts elsewhere in Europe at the time. Prisoners in Spanish secular courts, knowing this would sometimes blaspheme in order to be sent to the courts of the Inquisition where conditions were better.

7 Answers

  • 3 months ago

    Freely available on YouTube. 

  • 3 months ago

    If it is the BBC they will certainly not find the truth.

    So, anything but the truth, which would be like salt on a slug for them.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition - Monty Python

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  • 3 months ago

    There is a LOT of mis-information around the Inquisition thing.  The office that does them still exists in the Vatican, for example.  However, it is NOT the group that ran the Spanish Inquisition - in fact, they tried putting a stop to it.  The Spanish one was done more by the Spanish government to quash political rivals.  Their methods, and punishments were seen as too cruel by the Church - who ended up getting the blame for it.

    - Theologian.  We  leaned this in our Church History courses in seminary

  • 3 months ago

    The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition was better portrayed by Monty Python. But the best plan is to check out facts from the 15th century when it was started. It should not be confused with the later Roman Inquisition begun 1542. The Spanish Inquis-ition arose from the medieval Inquisition and Bishops' Inquisition of the 13th century. Not many people know there were 4 main Inquisitions and, compared with its earlier and later counterparts, the Spanish one may well have appeared somewhat better.

    But unless the whole history of the 4 main Inquisitions is examined, nobody will get the measure of the huge catalogue of atrocities that accumulated from the 1300s through to the 1600s. That's an awful lot of history to trawl through. Anybody wanting to portray the Catholic Inquisitions in the best possible light would naturally focus only on the Spanish one. Did you even know there were 3 others?

  • ?
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    I didn't see that one, but it sounds interesting. I believe it. Secular courts at the time had punishments like being buried alive in a wall, called immurement. There are castles they have found with dozens of skeletons walled into the construction. 

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