Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Top ten books about the Spanish inquisition

Theresa Breslin is an award winning librarian and writer with a special interest in children's literature. Her new novel is Prisoner of the inquisition.

For the Guardian, she named a top ten list of books on the Spanish Inquisition. One title on the list:
Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition by Rafael Sabatini

If you're looking for factual background to the subject of the Spanish inquisition, Sabatini would be a good first port of call. This is a colourful and dramatic biography of the monk who became the first Grand Inquisitor of Spain, and whose name has come down to us through the ages associated with torture and terror.
Read about the other books on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue