The Albigensian Crusade or Cathar Crusade (1209–1229) was a 20-year military campaign initiated by Pope Innocent III to eliminate Catharism in Languedoc, in the south of France. The Crusade was prosecuted primarily by the French crown

The Albigensian Crusade or Cathar Crusade was a military campaign initiated by Pope Innocent III to eliminate Catharism in Languedoc, in the south of France. The Crusade was prosecuted primarily by the French crown

Day 8 - Carcassonne became famous in its role in the Albigensian Crusades, when the city was a stronghold of Occitan Cathars. In August 1209 the crusading army of Simon de Montfort forced its citizens to surrender. [The village of Albi was not far from the Guion territory of Pampellone.]

Cathars being expelled from Carcassonne in In this group, women appear to be nearly as numerous as men and the Crusaders seem to give women equally harsh treatment for their beliefs.

In March of 1208, Pope Innocent III preached the Albigensian Crusade. The crusade, which covered an area from Agen to Avignon and the Pyrenees to Cahors, initiated a new phase in the already strained relationship between the Catholic Church and the Languedoc. Cathars

Cathars had the largest library of world literature and preached tolerance amongst religious sects. They collected vast libraries of religious texts and were burned to the ground by Christian fundamentalists. Those that destroyed the Cathars are GODLESS.

by Andrew Phillip Smith The Cathars may be approached from many angles. Yet there is a hole at the centre of all this widespread fascination. The Cathars are remembered chiefly because of the atrocities committed against them in the Albigensian Crusade of the thirteenth century. Tourists visit the Languedoc, now branded as Cathar country, for…

by Andrew Phillip Smith The Cathars may be approached from many angles. Yet there is a hole at the centre of all this widespread fascination. The Cathars are remembered chiefly because of the atrocities committed against them in the Albigensian Crusade of the thirteenth century. Tourists visit the Languedoc, now branded as Cathar country, for…

The Cathar movement and the Albigensian Crusade against it were two of the most important events in European history - with many, often surprising, world-wide resonances even today, eight centuries later. But how many people today are aware of the horrifying genocide that took place? Even Voltaire wrote about the Cathars, published in English as "The Crusade Against the People of the Languedoc".

Cathar Castle Tours

of Muret. Grandes Chroniques de France (BNF, FR the Crusader army of Simon IV de Montfort defeated the Catharist, Aragonese and Catalan forces of Peter II of Aragon, at Muret near Toulouse.

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Christian Torture and Genocide The Inquisition. Political Manipulation / Cover-Ups / False Flags

From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne : The Epic Deeds of Hugh De Lacy During the Albigensian Crusade

From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne : The Epic Deeds of Hugh De Lacy During the Albigensian Crusade

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map showing the very confusing mix of allegiances in the differing regions of Languedoc in 1208

The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade by M D Costen.

The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade (Book, [Concordia University of Edmonton]

Cathar Castles: Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209-1300

During the early century the north of what is now France went to war with the south in a bloody crusade aimed at destroying the heretical sect known as the Cathars. The conflict was characterized… read more at Kobo.

Misc. art depicting the Crusades (largely the Albigensian Crusade against a group of French Gnostics).

Santo Domingo y los albigenses / Saint Dominic and the Albigensians // 1493 - 1499 // Pedro Berruguete

Battle of Muret - September 12, 1213: in which the French nobleman Simon IV de Montfort defeated Raymond VI of Toulouse and King Pedro II of Aragon in a major battle of the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars. Peter's death - a famous crusader who had faced the Muslims in Spain-was detrimental to the Cathar cause.

In Single Combat - The Battle of Bannockburn by Mark Churms (showing Robert the Bruce about to split Humphrey de Bohun's head in half)

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