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Castles of the Cathars 4 – The Chateau of Queribus

In the midst of the Corbieres to the South East of Carcassone lies Querbus, one of the a main castles protecting the northern edges of the Kingdom of Aragon and which served as a refuge for the Cathar “bishop” Benoit de Termes. During the...
by Carcassonne on Jul 2, 2013

Castles of the Cathars 4 – The Chateau of Queribus

In the midst of the Corbieres to the South East of Carcassone lies Querbus, one of the a main castles protecting the northern edges of the Kingdom of Aragon and which served as a refuge for the Cathar “bishop” Benoit de Termes. During the...
by Carcassonne on Jul 2, 2013

La Cité de Carcassonne and Labyrinth by Kate Moss

Since 2007 when Kate Mosse first published “Labyrinth”, Carcassonne has become quite well known among the British public at large. Prior to it most British travellers “bumped” into it almost by accident whilst meandering through south-west Fr...
by Carcassonne on Jan 8, 2012

St. Bernard of Clairvaux: His Experience of God's Love Proved the Pen Mightier than the Sword

Died August 20th 1153 at the age of 62.Canonized January 18, 1174, Rome by Pope Alexander IIIPatron of Burgundy, beekeepers, candlemakers, Knights TemplarHonoured in the Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran ChurchesToday is the Feast Day of Saint Bernard...
by The Royal Unionist on Aug 20, 2011

History: "The Cathars: 'Kill Them All, God Will Know His Own'"

The Cathars: "Kill Them All, God Will Know His Own." by Laura Knight-Jadczyk “'Kill them all, God will know His own.' A chronicler reported that Arnold Amaury, the monk who led the Albigensian Crusade, uttered this catchphrase outside the city of B...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 5, 2011

Searching for the hidden riches of Rennes-le-Chateau

The French village attracts 'all different types' drawn by the mystery of an inexplicably rich priest in the 19th century. For some observers, though, the obsession is just 'pitiable.' On a wooden table outside his one-room hut, Remy Martinez spread...
by The Archaeology News Network on Oct 5, 2010

The Cathars and the Holy Grail

I've made a grave mistake, I think, sitting rigid in the clap-trap kombi approaching Montségur in southern France. The hills are as steep as the dales are deep, and the vehicle's integrity rests entirely on duct tape. For a week, I'd been happily c...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 16, 2010


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