HBH 31: The Terror of Torquemada

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A late entry into the worst people ever compendium, Tomas de Torquemada, the first and greatest Grand Inquisitor of The Spanish Inquisition.

A man who began with a broad national mandate to root out heretics and insincere converses, and ended so loathed by everyone in Spain that he needed armed escorts wherever he went. A zealot so intransigent that the Pope tried to find a way to get rid of him.

This is the story of Torquemada and the beginnings and glory days of The Spanish Inquisition. Our last episode on the Inquisition, and good riddance to it!

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