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The trial of Galileo

Posted in Astronomy, Discoveries, Historical articles, History, Law, Religion, Science on Friday, 20 November 2015

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This painfully revelatory picture shows an aged and humiliated Galileo in the prisoner’s dock in Rome. He was tried for heresy in 1633 by the Roman Catholic Inquisition, and was almost seventy years old at the time of his ordeal. Threatened with torture and compelled to abjure his opinions on heliocentrism, he did so under great duress muttering denials of his abjuration under his breath.

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The trial of Galileo by C L Doughty

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