The official name of this was the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the
Inquisition , as a continuation of the Inquisitions during the medieval
Dark Ages , in Europe ,to maintain the dominance of the Catholic Church
in Spain and in all its colonies and territories . It consisted of a
court of 6 judges . (fittingly 6 being Satan’s #) many of those killed
were tortured for days before , some even burned alive . Anywhere from
2500 to 5000 people were killed .