Episode guide

Inquisition

Series 1

Inquisition

  • Cathars and Templars

    Hear about the bloody, menacing work carried out by The Inquisition. The opening episode looks at the brutal persecution of the Knights Templars and Cathars.

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  • Spanish Inquisition

    Not just a Python skit, but an infamous and vicious religious persecution. Experts reveal the barbaric torture faced by Muslim and Jewish converts to Catholicism.

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  • Tudor Heretics

    A history of heresy. The founding of the Church of England by Henry VIII and the rule of Catholic monarch Mary I caused years of turmoil as the two faiths clashed.

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  • Witch Hunts

    Shocking persecutions from history. In the 1600s, witch-hunters used heinous tactics to unearth heretics practising witchcraft, including the infamous swimming test.

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