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Death of Simon De Montfort, (1218), 1890. Creator: Unknown

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Death of Simon De Montfort, (1218), 1890. Creator: Unknown

Death of Simon De Montfort, (1218), 1890. Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (1175-1218), a prominent leader of the Albigensian Crusade, died at the Siege of Toulouse in 1218, his head smashed by a stone from a mangonel. From " Cassells Illustrated Universal History, Vol. III - The Middle Ages", by Edmund Ollier. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890. ]

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Death of Simon De Montfort, (1218), 1890 - A Glimpse into Medieval Tragedy

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. This print captures a pivotal moment in history - the tragic demise of Simon de Montfort, the valiant leader of the Albigensian Crusade. Taken from "Cassells Illustrated Universal History" this engraving transports us back to the 13th century. In this haunting scene, we witness the aftermath of a fierce siege at Toulouse. The city walls stand tall as witnesses to the chaos that unfolded within their protective embrace. Amidst the rubble and panic, a nobleman lies lifeless on his horse, his head gruesomely smashed by a mangonel-launched stone. The image is filled with emotion; men and women grieve for their fallen hero while others raise their arms in despair or perhaps defiance against an unforgiving fate. The injured seek solace amidst this medieval tragedy, highlighting both physical pain and spiritual anguish. As we delve deeper into this historical snapshot, it becomes evident that religion played a significant role in these tumultuous times. Catharism loomed large over southern France during this period, adding another layer of complexity to an already volatile era. Though created by an unknown artist in 1890, this print resonates with authenticity and offers us a glimpse into one man's final moments on earth. It serves as a reminder of how power struggles shaped our past and continue to shape our present-day world.

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