15th Century

1415Jan Huss, (1369 – 6 July 1415), often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, early Christian reformer and Master at Charles University in Prague. After John Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical Reformation, Hus is considered the first Church reformer, as he lived before LutherCalvin, and Zwingli.

Hus was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century, and his teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe, most immediately in the approval of a reformist Bohemian religious denomination, and, more than a century later, on Martin Luther himself.[2] He was burned at the stake for heresy against the doctrines of the Catholic Church, including those on ecclesiology, the Eucharist, and other theological topics.

1419-1434Hussite Wars.

1478Spanish Inquisition

The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition

from Charles Burris, “One of the most striking and visceral accounts of human barbarism and intolerance passed down through the centuries has been the Spanish Inquisition. But as we often discover through the patient and prudential analysis of careful revisionist history, what we think we “know” may not always be so. Compare and contrast these two “documentaries” on the Inquisition. The first was produced by the BBC, the second one by The History Channel. Note the difference not only in tone and presentation of visual imagery but the alleged scholarship behind the narrative. LRC readers interested in delving into the true story of this institution whose very name denotes torture, religious repression, and death may begin to find the answers here.”

1492Spanish Colonization of America

Christopher Columbus by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze 1280px-Emanuel_Gottlieb_Leutze_-_Columbus_Before_the_Queen

1492Christopher Columbus That link there contains a good article to explain all of the Christopher Columbus bashings.  Oh, there is no dispute of his brutality, thievery, and murderous ways; it’s just that the Left loves to traipse out all of the anti-Christopher Columbus arguments to demonize all European white males.  Laughable.

Painting, “Columbus Before the Queen.” (1843) by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, 1816-1868.