Tag: Carcassone

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Under The Languedoc Sun, Another Side to the South of France

“Are you sure this is it?” I remarked to my husband. “It doesn’t look very fancy.” “We have a weekend without the kids. That’s luxury in itself.” He responded. We had found Maison Laurent on the main road in the town, a four-story cloud grey townhouse with sage green shutters and an unobtrusive sign announcing

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How The Inquisition Made Friends and Influenced People

And, the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan Although Thomas Hobbes was writing about the conditions of war in 1651 not much had changed since medieval times.  Life was even nastier and shorter if you caught the attention of the Inquisition.  The ecclesiastical body set up by the Catholic

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Not Just Pretty Medieval Faces in Carcassone

I was fascinated by the stone medieval carvings in the city of Carcassone, the largest and best preserved walled city in Europe.   The faces were so expressive that you could only marvel at how talented the stone masons must have been. This statue is Lady Carcas who supposedly fended off an attack on the

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