The Friar of Carcassonne

The Friar of Carcassonne: The Last Days of the Cathars

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, Medieval Europe
Paperback Published on: 10/05/2012
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The Friar of Carcassonne
Rebellion and The Inquisition
This is a really interesting story of a very little known historical figure. 'The Friar ...' is a charismatic and rebellious monk who tried to break the gr... READ MORE
Claire Bevan at Brentford

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Nearly a century had passed since Languedoc had been put to the sword in the Albigensian Crusade, but the stain of Catharism still lay on the land. Any accusation of Catharism invited peril. But repression bred resentment and it was in Carcassonne that resistance began to stir. In 1300 a great orator emerged who brought together the currents of resistance. Three years later the terrible prisons were stormed and the inmates set free. The orator was a Franciscan friar, Bernard Délicieux. The forces ranged against Delicieux included the ruthless Pope Boniface VII, the Machiavellian French King Philip IV and the grand inquisitor of Toulouse Bernard Gui (the villain of The Name of the Rose). This magnificent book, which forms a kind of sequel to Stephen O'Shea's bestselling The Perfect Heresy, tells his inspiring life and tragic story.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781846683206
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm

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