Inquisition


Inquisition
   Under papal jurisdiction, the inquisition into heretical practices and beliefs was also introduced in the Low Countries dur ing the 16th century. Many members of Lutheran, Anabaptist, and other Protestant sects, as well as Jews, were arrested, tried, and ex ecuted by secular authorities. The harsh application of the edicts of Emperor Charles V against the heretics provoked antipathy during the 1540s and 1550s, which two decades later fueled open resistance against the centralizing policy of the Habsburg ruler, King Philip II of Spain.
   See also Revolt.

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