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Theatre of Beziers


1209, the catholic cross army led by Arnaud-Amaury, prelate of the Pope and abbot of Citeaux, kill about all the population of the town, without distinction of age or sex.
Died surroundings 25000, of which women and children who had taken refuge in the Saint-Nazaire church.
The inhabitants had remained welded between them and refused to deliver the Albigensian Christians.
Béziers, like other towns of occitania, and contrary to the areas of France and Germany, was a very autonomous city, where the freedom of worship existed. Whoever, even believing Albigensian or Jewish reached high positions. Too much developed for one time where the catholic church persecuted the Jews and others.


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