The Beata Dolores: the Inquisition’s true last victim

(An inaccurate depiction of the execution, as the nuna Beata Dolores was already dead before being put in the bonfire)

Legend often had it that the last victim of the Inquisition was a teacher named Cayetano Ripoll, but technically that wasn’t true. It was a blind nun from Seville known as the Beata Dolores. In 1781, she earned the dubious honor of being the true final victim. The circumstances were especially tragic. Listen and learn more.

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The Last Victim of the Inquisition! Sort of!

(The Inquisition Tribunal by Goya)

A schoolmaster in Valencia, Spain, named Cayetano Ripoll is often cited as the last reported victim of the Spanish Inquisition when he was hanged in 1826 for heresy. It’s not entirely accurate, but not off-base either. What is unquestionable is that he was a defender of free thinking and paid the ultimate price for it. Listen and learn more.

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Spanish History 101, EP. 36. Fernando VII

The end of the Spanish War of Independence resulted in the departure of Napoleon’s troops and the return of Fernando VII as king, one of the most controversial and despised monarchs in Spanish history for his repudiation of the constitution and his general incompetence. On top of that, Spain’s empire all but disappears. Listen and learn more.

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LET’S OPEN A BOTTLE, ep. 20: More on La Mancha wines

This is the final episode on our look at wines from La Mancha. Today we focus on wines several other minor regions, many of which have been around for generations selling their wine anonymously but today are marketing some excellent wines. They aren’t always easy to find, but they are certainly worth exploring! Listen and learn more.

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