What lead to the second Inquisition?
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What role did Tomas de Torquemada have in the spanish inquisition?
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What caused the spanish inquisition?
The Spanish Inquisition served as a unifying power tool for Spain. By using Catholicism as the standard, Ferdinand and Isabella appointed Thomas de Torquemada to lead the Spanish Inquisition and purge those who would not embrace the "True Faith" from Spain. Once it was underway, the Church was unable to seize control away from the Spanish rulers.