A Complete History of the Popes of Rome, from Saint Peter, the First Bishop to Pius the Ninth, the Present Pope; Including the History of Saints Martyrs, Fathers of the Church, Religious Orders, Cardinals, Inquisitions, Schisms and the

A Complete History of the Popes of Rome, from Saint Peter, the First Bishop to Pius the Ninth, the Present Pope; Including the History of Saints Martyrs, Fathers of the Church, Religious Orders, Cardinals, Inquisitions, Schisms and the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Europe to accelerate the departure of the crusaders, under the penalty of incurring ecclesiastical censures. He sought at the same time to reanimate the persecutions against the unfortunate Albigenses, and availing himself of the ascendency which he exercised over the mind of Blanche of Castille. the mother of St. Louis, who had been appointed regent of the kingdom during the minority of her son, he induced her to confide the command of her troops to Imbert of Beaujeu, one of the most ardent fanatics -f the day. Under the command of that lord, the religious war recommenced as terribly as in the time of Simon de Montfort. All the Albigenses who fell into the power of the Catholics were massacred with extreme cruelty; and those who, to avoid death, surrendered were pitilessly condemned to the funeral pde by Amelin, the legate of the pope. "But," says Perrin, "the more the persecution increased, the more did the number of the heretics multiply." Gregory, though much occupied with the Albigenses, was not forgetful of Germany, and he ordered the emperor to depart for the Holy Land, in fulfilment of the vow which he had taken at the time of his marriage with the daughter of the king of Jerusalem. As it was no longer possible for Frederick to put off his departure, he promised to obey him, and in fact fixed on a general rendezvous for his troops at Brindes. It was then in the middle of summer; an epidemic soon broke out in the army, and in a few days a large number of soldiers were carried off by the scourge. The emperor took advantage of the general panic to invent a new trick to free Himself from his promise. By his orders a priest appeared in the camp of the crusaders, representing himself to be a legate from the pope and...show more

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  • Paperback | 846 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236544307
  • 9781236544308