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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 482

A.D. 1178. PERSECUTION OF TH E ALBIGENSES. In the meantime the Arian heresy whieh, as previously mentioned, had been condemned in the province of Toulouse, had revived ; and this coming to the ears of the king of France and the king of England, inflamed by zeal for the Christian faith, they determined personally to go thither, in order that they might entirely drive the before-named heretics from those parts. However, after a short time had intervened, it seemed to them that it might be more effectual if they sent thither wise men to convert the heretics to the Christian faith by their preaching and learning, than if .they themselves were to hasten thither in person. For they were reminded of the words, " 'Tis enough to have commanded vengeance ; more Mall the dread of your name effect than your sword; your presence diminishes your fame."11 They therefore sent thither Peter, cardinal priest, titular of Saint Chrysogonus, and legate of the Apostolic See, the archbishops of Bourges and Narbonne, Reginald, bishop of Bath, John, bishop of Poitou, Henry, abbat of Clairval, and many other ecelesiastics, in order that by their preaching they might convert the said heretics to the Christian faith, or on reasonable grounds prove them to be heretics, and separate them from the threshold of holy mother Church and from communion with the faithful. In addition to this, the before-named kings chose Raymond, count of Toulouse, the viscount of Touraine, Raymond of Neufchatel,12 and other influential men, and ordered them to act as assessors to the above-named cardinal and his associates in the faith of Christ, and to expel the said heretics from those parts by the power of their might. Accordingly, when the before-named cardinal and the other Catholic persons had entered Toulouse, they found there a certain • wealthy man, who possessed two castles, one within the city and the other without the waBs of the city, who, before their coming, had confessed himself to be a sectary of the heretical corruption ; but now, moved by terror, and desiring to screen this execrable sect, made pretence that he was a Christian. When the cardinal came to know this, he ordered the said wealthy person to be brought before him ; on whose coming for the purpose of making confession of his faith, he was found to be in every article an antagonist of the Christian reBgion. 1 1 " Vindictam mandasse sat est, plus nominis horror Quam tuus ensis aget : minuit praescntia famam." 1 2 In France.

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