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HISTORY

OF

The Inquisition;

FROM ITS ORIGIN, UNDER POPE INNOCENT III.

TO THE PRESENT TIME.

ALSO,
An interesting account

OF THE

Private Practices of the Inquisitors;

THE

FORMS OF PUBLIC TRIALS

,

AND MODES OF

Tortures

Embellished with
A FRONTISPIECE VIEW OF THE DUNGEONS.

Edited and Abridged
BY THE REV, JOHN WELD.

They were stoned, they were sawn asuuder, were tempted, were slain
with the sword....

... Heb. xi. 37.

LIVERPOOL

Printed for the Editor,
Published by J. Mollisson ; and sold by all Booksellers.

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PREFACE.

The voluminous works, which have been published on a subject so interesting as the History of the Inquisition, have operated as a preventive to the extensive circulation of a Book, which in all protestant countries ought to be read.

The Inquisition, thanks be to God, is scarcely known in these happy kingdoms, and as by that means, we can have but very faint ideas of the modes of cruelty practised in that holy tribunal as it is called, every class of protestants are deeply interested in a picture, which presents in a portable view the History of such an Institution.

The greatest care and attention has been paid to the compilation of this History--nothing has been advanced but what has been stated as facts by authors the

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