The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade – Spring 2017

Chateaux de LastoursIn 1209, the Church launched an extraordinary crusade against heresy in southern France. What followed was brutal even by medieval standards. This course explores the background to this traumatic intervention and asks: ‘What was the perceived heresy?’ How real was the threat to orthodoxy?’ before considering what the episode achieved.

Tutor – Richard Stone
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 20 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337151

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to


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