The Albigensian Crusade. http://www.medievalists.net/2014/08/24/kingdom-power-glory-albigensian-crusade-subjugation-languedoc/ #Crusades #Medieval #France

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What was the Albigensian Crusade? The Albigensian Crusade, also known as the 'Cathar Crusade', was a military campaign initiated by the Roman...

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Political map of Languedoc on the eve of the Albigensian Crusade Date 1209–1229 Location Languedoc, France

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The Cathars were a medieval Christain sect with a neo-manichaean philosophy. It originated from a reform movement within the Bogomil churches of Dalmatia and Bulgaria calling for a return to the Christian message of perfection, poverty and preaching. They became known as the Albigensians as it gained many adherents in the city of Albi and surrounding area in the twelfth and thirteenth century

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albigensian crusade and the inquisition | ... God : religion war, crusade, torture, inquisition, terrorism, bomb

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

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In 1231, after the defeat of the Château de Termes during the Albigensian Crusade, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, attacked Arques. After having burned the village (Villa de Arquis), situated on the banks of the Rialsès, he gave this part of Razès to one of his lieutenants, Pierre de Voisins. In 1284, Gilles de Voisins bagan work on building a castle, with the intention of defending the Rialsès valley and controlling the transhumance routes leading to the Corbières.

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Cité de Carcassonne, Languedoc, France. http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/ The Castrum of Raymond Roger Trencavel, Viscount of Carcassonne, Béziers, Albi and the Razès. He died in his own prison here in November 1209, aged 24, after being taken prisoner while under a safe-conduct from the Cistercian Abbot Arnaud Amaury, the papal legate and military leader of the Albigensian Crusade who was besieging Carcassonne (and who then appointed Simon de Montfort as military leader of the…

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