Convicted on Heresy Charges, First Lutherans Burned at Stake

Convicted on Heresy Charges, First Lutherans Burned at Stake

Witch being burned at the stake, 1695

Convicted on charges of heresy, the first Lutherans were burned at the stake in an auto da fe in Valladolid, Spain. The fourteen Protestants executed on this Trinity Sunday have been in prison and tortured for up to 18 months as the Spanish monarchy has been trying to root out heresy in the country.

Two are thrown into the flames alive; the rest are strangled first. Many more auto da fes will follow in the coming months as more Protestant heretics are executed.

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