Peter II of Aragon & Catalonia Comes to Aid of Cathars in Toulouse

Peter II of Aragon & Catalonia Comes to Aid of Cathars in Toulouse

Peter II of Aragon
Source: Wikipedia

Battle of Muret: Peter II of Aragon and Catalonia comes to the aid of the Cathars in Toulouse and Languedoc who are being harassed by Crusaders under the command of Simon IV de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester.

Peter is the brother-in-law of Raymond VI of Toulouse, the principle defender of the Cathars in southern France, and he is concerned at just how far Simon will go if he is successful in his Crusade.

The battle is a disaster for the Cathars and their defenders. Peter's army is poorly organized and has little discipline; despite being far larger than the Crusading forces, they are quickly overwhelmed and Peter II himself is killed.

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