Legend of teen who was saint tortured and martyred

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture…

Saints: teen tortured and beheaded for her faith

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture…

The supposed murder of Saint Dominguito del Val

August 31, 1250 Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain 7-year-old Dominguito del Val is allegedly kidnapped, crucified, killed, and dismembered during a ritualistic murder According to legends, with the first recorded recounts dating back to 1583, choirboy Dominguito was abducted by a Jew named Albayuceto. He was then taken to a house where he was crucified and tortured…

Boy killed for his blood and fat to cure a patient’s tuberculosis

June 28, 1910 Gádor, Almería, Andalucía, Spain Two healers and their accomplices kidnap and murder a child to help cure a patient’s tuberculosis Francisco Ortega went to a local healer, Agustina Rodriguez, to cure his recently diagnosed tuberculosis. Rodriguez in turn contacted another healer, Francisco Leóna, who revealed the cure to be blood and fat…

A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

May 31, 1906 Madrid, Spain An assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII fails to kill its target but kills at least 15 and injures 100 bystanders The attack happened as the King and his newly-wed Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg were in a procession celebrating their marriage on their wedding day. Anarchist Mateo Morral concealed…