Those of you looking for a great book on Jewish history: Benzion Netanyahu wrote the best book on the Spanish Inquisition and Jewish history in Spain:
THE ORIGINS OF THE INQUISITION
in Fifteenth Century Spain
The book is a must read!
Benzion Netanyahu was the father of today’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was a famous Jewish history professor and thus didn’t always agree with what his son did. For instance, giving three quarters of Hebron to the Arabs in the 1990s.
Benzion Netanyahu wrote extensive history books on the Spanish Inquisition as well as a biography of the Abarbanel.