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The story which was born out of Tomas Torquemada’s life is one of religious and racial bigotry which escalated into what can only be termed hatred. The fact that these levels of cruelty were performed by a highly regarded member of a religion whose principles are based on tolerance, makes the cruelty seem so much more inhuman. There have been many biographers interested in the Torquemada story and some have accepted that he acted as prescribed by the state of the world at that time, but some stand by him having been just a cruel fellow. The inquisitions did not start with him, nor did they end with him, but only in his situation were so many people killed, maimed and/or stripped of their wealth in such a short time. This could not have been by default but by design, and his actions earned him praise from those who considered his deeds holy, ‘Light of Spain’ someone called him, and yet another one called him ‘The hammer of the Heretics’. Questions have risen over the centuries as to what really the driving force behind Torquemada’s intolerance for the Jews was, with some biographers indicating that he hated his Jewish ancestry so much that he felt by doing what he was doing, it was his own penance for having in his blood, part of the same blood as those who crucified Christ. In two languages, Spanish and Latin, his name makes reference to fire; a more befitting name could not be found for someone believed to have singularly caused the deaths of thousands by burning, and countless others being tortured by methods which used fire. He may have done what he did for his faith, but the numerous complaints which found their way to the Vatican during Tomas Torquemada’s tenure as Spanish Grand Inquisitor point to unmatched cruelty; and so do the reports about his actions. This book gives a detailed discussion of this infamous man and most of the atrocities he committed against the Jews. Read on and find out for yourself just how low man can degenerate if the situation so allows.
bound: 76 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 4, 2017)
isbn: 1544068611, 978-1544068619,
weight: 5.9 ounces (