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Re: Whatever happened to Cosseran?

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, November 10, 2000, 5:18
Padraic Brown wrote:
>What we _need_ is for someone who knows *here*'s French history to >look at what *there*'s France is like and figure out how it happened. >Until someone does, all we really _can_ say is "something different >happened"!>
For a really independent South of France, how about the elimination or failure of the Albigensian Crusade (the Fourth??, late 1200s IIRC??). Quite aside from the heresy, which the Church could have compromised with, or co-opted, this was a gigantic land-grab/power-play by the northern nobility.