Why was Menocchio executed?
- Menocchio was a miller in Italy who began to read books that were available in his locality.
- He reinterpreted the message of the Bible and formed his own views of God that enraged the Roman Catholic Church.
- Menocchio was declared a heretic and ultimately executed.
- The Roman Catholics then imposed severe controls over publishers and booksellers, and began to maintain an Index of Prohibited Books.