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The Albigensian Crusade by MrtnLjmn The Albigensian Crusade by MrtnLjmn
The Albigensian Crusade or Cathar Crusade (1209–1229) was a 20-year military campaign initiated by the Catholic Church to eliminate Catharism in Languedoc.

Béziers ..." On the afternoon of 22 July, the town launched a sortie which, when forced back into the town, was closely persued by a band of the crusaders. Once inside the walls of the town, the crusaders seized Béziers within an hour. Immediately there began a mass slaughter of Catholics and Cathars, alike. When asked by one of the crusader warriors about the possible killing of Catholics along with the heretic Cathars, Arnaud-Amaury is supposed to have delivered his nefarious statement "Kill them all! God will recognize His own!" Accounts vary as to the numbered slaughtered (10,000 to 20,000, with just over 200 estimated to have been Cathars) in this, the bloodiest and first, battle of the crusade. The massacre frightened many other towns to surrender without resistance. "....


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RollerTrack3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
I type in Crusade and have to scroll down three pages to find something that actually has to do with the Crusades. Great job! :)
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BelialWolf666 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Outstanding, i'm speechless!
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Featured [link]
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offermoord Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Hi, I featured this in my journal [link]
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ParanoiiidA Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing, I really love this drawing !!
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MrtnLjmn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ;p
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offermoord Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
interesting story & great gruesome art!
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MrtnLjmn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ;p
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Moomean Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Zajebiste :] tylko w kościele powiesić :P
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MrtnLjmn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dzięki (;
Chciałam to przekazać lokalnemu kościołowi w ramach darowizny, daru... nie chcieli przyjąć ;[
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