Pierre-Roger de Cabarat Surrenders to Crusaders in France

Pierre-Roger de Cabarat Surrenders to Crusaders in France

Entrance of the castle Cabaret, Lastours, France
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Albigensian Crusade: Catholic Crusaders return to the castle of Cabaret and this time Pierre-Roger de Cabarat surrenders, thus avoiding the mutilation that was done to the defenders of Bram the previous year. Crusaders had originally tried to take the castle of Cabaret, situated above the village of Lastours, back in December 2010 but were repulsed at the time.

Pierre des Vaux describes the castle of Cabaret as

"an extremely strong and almost impregnable castle near Carcassonne, fortified with many men."

Lastours and Cabaret had become havens for Cathar heretics, but Pierre-Roger de Cabarat and his family have themselves been strong supporters of orthodox Christianity. It seems that they are simply tolerant of religious diversity and dissent - or at least more tolerant than the Vatican would allow.

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