The torture of William Lithgow in the dungeons of the Inquisition in Malaga in 1620. Line engraving with etching by W. Raddon after Craig.
- Craig, W. M. (William Marshall), approximately 1765-approximately 1834.
- 30 July 1814
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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: G.R. Scott, A history of torture, London 1940, p. 171-173