HBH 25: Kill Them All and God Will Know His Own

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In this episode we begin a full immersion experience into that most infamous of offices, The Inqusition.

From the forces at play in the persecution society where it began, through a few early burnings, to the papal bull that started it all, we refuse to shrink from staring it in all its repressive sanctimony.

We also cover some of the early heretical movements and groups that caught the -- very unwanted -- attention of the ecclesiastical inquisition.

Finally, the Albigensian Crusade gets off to a brutal and sadistic start, as the Pope calls another crusade, this time against the Cathars -- in what historians call the first ideological genocide in history.

Artwork by Ian Armstrong

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