Simon de Montfort Captures Lavaur Cathar Heretics Hot

Simon de Montfort Captures Lavaur Cathar Heretics

Simon de Montfort
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After a siege that started in March, Crusaders under the command of Simon de Montfort capture Lavaur, the castle of Aimery de Montréal.

Simon de Montfort is especially vicious in his handling of Aimery, even by the standards of the Albigensian Crusades, because Aimery had twice before sworn allegiance to Simon and twice broke his word.

The priests only encourage the brutality, singing "Veni Creator" as the Crusaders breach the walls of Lavaur. All forty of the inhabitants of the castle are slaughtered; many may even have been burned alive.

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