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Cultural formation Grace Aguilar
GA 's writings treat in detail the Jewish faith to which she strongly adhered, and she often focuses on the persecution and prejudice which Jews suffered throughout the nineteenth century, as well as historically. As...
Family and Intimate relationships Grace Aguilar
According to the matriarchal traditions of her culture, Sarah (Dias Fernandes) Aguilar
The name is sometimes spelled Diaz.
passed on to Grace the oral traditions of the Sephardic crypto-Jews' experiences of the expulsion and the...
Literary Setting Ann Radcliffe
The Italian has been read as an answer to The Monk by Lewis , a vindication of terror (assaults on the nerves, the strain of threatened but imperfectly perceived danger) against horror (sexual obsession and...
Literary Setting Grace Aguilar
The Fugitive, from the 1845 Book of Beauty, outlines the plight of Portuguese Jews in the mid-eighteenth century under the Inquisition , through the medium of a love story. It writes somewhat archly...
Literary Setting Grace Aguilar
One of these tales, entitled The Escape, features Almah, a Jewish wife in Portugal who cross-dresses in order to infiltrate the Inquisition and engineer the escape of her husband, who has been betrayed and...
Material Conditions of Writing Katharine Evans
KE wrote from her Inquisition prison in Malta a personal, religious letter to her husband and children in England.
She calls it the eleventh month of 1661, which most probably means January 1662, counting from...
Occupation Katharine Evans
In Malta, an island whose Roman Catholicism the Quaker women regarded as idolatrous, they were warned by the British Consul that they ran a risk, if they engaged in missionary activity, of arrest by...
politics Mary Ward
A warrant from the Inquisition for MW 's arrest as a heretic, schismatic, and rebel to the Holy Church
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Coleridge, Henry JamesEditor , Burns and Oates, 1882.
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caught up with her at Munich and she was imprisoned at the Anger Convent...
Textual Features Mrs F. C. Patrick
In the later stages of the novel, Anthony is in love with Lady Maria, an unrecorded daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots (a plot twist which must ultimately be owed to Sophia Lee and The...
Textual Features Grace Aguilar
The martyr named in the title is a Spanish Jew named Marie, who refuses to convert despite her love for an English Catholic man, and the further inducements represented by the torture of the Inquisition
Textual Features Catherine Gore
Greville is a shy young English nobleman, who in the first volume enters high Parisian society and is attracted by French ladies. He then discovers what he takes to be a shameful and terrifying...
Textual Features Roxburghe Lothian
Dante and Beatrice, from 1282 to 1290 reflects RL 's deep knowledge of her subject matter, and she fed her research into many digressions on architecture, culture, and society. Her history of the Baptistery of...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Roxburghe Lothian
RL sets out to portray Dante and Beatrice's relationship in the context of the social and political conditions that surrounded them, while simultaneously arguing that the Divina Commedia emerged from this real love, this...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Owenson's hero here is Hilarion, a Portuguese nobleman turned monk and missionary; her heroine is Luxima, Princess of Cashmire, whose rank also brings her an important Hindu religious function. Hilarion goes to India seeking the...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Maria De Fleury
The second part is devoted to France. MDF laments the ancien regime as she sees it, a collection of evils produced by Catholicism : slavery, despotism, the Bastille, and the Inquisition . She identifies...


15 May 1252
Pope Innocent IV , in his bull Ad exstirpanda, authorized the Inquisition 's use of torture as a means of eliciting information and confessions from suspected heretics.
The medieval institution of the Inquisition was revived as the Spanish Inquisition at the request of the Spanish royal couple Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon .
21 July 1542
Pope Paul III revived the medieval inquisition to counter the threat posed to Roman Catholicism by the new Protestant thinking of Martin Luther and John Calvin .
17 February 1600
Giordano Bruno , a Neapolitan philosopher and former Dominican friar, was burned by the Inquisition , apparently less for his support of Copernicus than for his Plato nist and Pantheistic thinking.
22 June 1633
A committee of the Holy Office of the Inquisition passed judgement of heresy on Galileo 's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and Copernican (published in February 1632).
8 January 1642
The scientist Galileo died, blind and still under the ban of the Inquisition ; Isaac Newton , who inherited his mantle as leading light in the field of science, was born on Christmas Day of...
9 December 1655
Cromwell issued an edict legally permitting Jewish resettlement in England. The Jews had been expelled in 1290, though individuals had now been living in England unofficially for more than a century.
1 November 1755
A major earthquake at Lisbon in Portugal killed more than 10,000 people (estimates vary), provoking theological debate between Rousseau and Voltaire about the nature of evil.