Δευτέρα, 3 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Massacre of Cathars

…terror and massacre began;
Lords, ladies and their little children,
Men and women stripped naked,
All were slashed and cut to shreds by keen edged swords.
Flesh, blood, brains, torsos,
Limbs and faces hacked in two;
Lungs, livers and guts torn out and thrown away -
Laying on the open ground
As if they had rained down from the heavens.
Marshland and firm ground, all was red with blood.
Not a man or woman was left alive, neither young nor old,
No living creature, except perhaps some well-hidden infant.
Marmond was razed and set alight
Very soon afterwards the king [Louis] left for Toulouse.
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