Carcassonne Surrenders to Crusaders Lead by Arnaud Amaury, Abbot of Cîteaux

Carcassonne Surrenders to Crusaders Lead by Arnaud Amaury, Abbot of Cîteaux

Carcassonne Fortifications
Source: Wikipedia

The city of Carcassonne surrenders to the Crusaders, currently led by Arnaud Amaury, Abbot of Cîteaux and papal legate. Unlike at Béziers the citizens are not killed, but they are all forced to leave.

Raymond-Roger de Trencavel, viscount of Béziers and Albi, is thrown in the dungeon where he dies, possibly of dysentery or maybe even poison.

Simon de Montfort, one of the military leaders of the Crusader army, assumes control of the city and surrounding region by getting himself named viscount of Béziers and Albi.

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