In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, the Spaniards killed a lot of Jews

The year 1492 is emblazoned in the minds of American children as the year that Christopher Columbus sailed from Europe and claimed the “New” World for white people. It was also in that year that the Martyr’s Mirror says Spain, who bankrolled Columbus’ excursions, went on a religious purity rampage, first against the Jews and Muslims and then against some of the mouthier Anabaptists.

Without further ado…”Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

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