Carcassonne

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Albigensians – Cathars – Crusade

By |2019-01-21T10:25:15-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, Religion|

Albigensians were also called Cathars This story starts about 1050 AD, not long after the Capetians took power in northern France. Some Christian people in the south of France began to think differently about God from the other Christians around them. These Christians called themselves "Good Christians." Other people called them Cathars (from a Greek word for 'pure'), or Albigensians (because some [...]

Carcassonne – medieval castles

By |2019-02-28T11:02:05-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Carcassonne (1060s to 1240s AD) Where is Carcassonne? Carcassonne, on top of a hill where you can see for miles, has always been important for any army that wanted to control southern France. It controls a crossroads where a big road from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea crosses the main road from France [...]