This Day in Jewish History / Peruvian Inquisition Burns Notorious 'Backslider' Ana De Castro at the Stake

The beautiful convert may have been framed by a jealous former lover; she never confessed but sought last-hour repentance - which was denied.

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On December 23, 1736, Ana de Castro was burned at the stake in Lima, Peru, after she was convicted of charges of being a “judaizer,” a backsliding convert to Christianity, among other things.