It was, however, probably founded as a military order for the protection of the Holy Sepulchre by Alexander VI.
He must preserve the papal conquests which he had inherited from Alexander VI.
Aided by his terrible son, Cesare Borgia, Alexander VI.
Against this law, too, many petitions went to Rome for rehabilitation, until in 1498 the Spanish pope Alexander VI.
But in 1496, when the sovereigns again complained that the inquisitors were, without royal knowledge or consent, disposing of the property of the condemned and thus depriving the public revenues of considerable sums, Alexander VI.