Monty Python: Confess!
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The Spanish Inquisition accuses an elderly woman of heresy on four counts, and she doesn't understand what she's accused of. They attempt to get her confession by "torturing" her with cushions and a comfy chair.

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  1. What was the purpose of the Inquisition?
  2. What did inquisitors ask of their accused?
  3. How might people try to avoid the suspicion of a movement like the Inquisition?

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