As outlined in our previous post, there are very few tales as tall as the tales told of the Black Legend of the Spanish Inquisition and Catholic Spain. Among the many, many lies of the Black Legend of the Inquisition are:
1. The major source of information about the wildly unrealistic excesses of the Inquisition is the A Discovery and Plaine Declaration of Sundry Subtill Practices of the Holy Inquisition of Spain written in AD 1567. It was authored by Antonio del Corro, a Spanish Lutheran who wrote under the pseudonym Reginaldus Gonzalvus Montanus and claimed to be, himself, a victim of the Inquisition. Scholars know this to be a lie.