Today we meet the Iron Sword - the predecessor to the Iron lady and the Iron man. It was under his rule, that the Guardia Civil was formed and the colour Green became synonymous with phrases such as : "Documentos por favor."
Contexts - forget facts its contextualising history that help us understand the injustices of the present. In this episode the authoritarian seeds of the Inquisition set a precedent for the barbarism of the following centuries that will eventually culminate in social division, intolerance and the inevitability of civil war.
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Catch the Whole Series oF 12 : 1: ICY - 2: SPICY - 3: ISLAMIC - 4: INQUISITIVE - 5: FEUDAL - 6: REVOLTING - 7: ROMANTIC - 8: MARXIST - 9: CINEMATIC - 10: IDEOLOGICAL - 11: DRY - 12: EDIBLE
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