The torture of William Lithgow in the dungeons of the Inquisition in Malaga in 1620

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The torture of William Lithgow in the dungeons of the Inquisition in Malaga in 1620. Line engraving with etching by W Raddon after Craig. William Lithgow, a Scotsman, was mistaken for a spy in 1620 and arrested at Malaga, thrown into the dungeons of the Inquisition and tortured to the limits of human endurance. He was subjected to a combination of the torture of the water and the rack. For a detailed account of Lithgow's ordeal in his own words, see: GR Scott, A history of torture, London 1940, p 171–173. Created 30 July 1814. Contributors: Craig (active 1796–1814); William Raddon (1817–1862). Work ID: cpcwsf72.

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