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« on: June 25, 2012, 12:15:05 am »

The next battle centred around Lastours and the adjacent castle of Cabaret. Attacked in December 1209, Pierre-Roger de Cabaret repulsed the assault.[19] Fighting largely halted over the winter, but fresh crusaders arrived.[20] In March 1210, Bram was captured after a short siege.[21] In June the well-fortified city of Minerve was invested.[22] It withstood a heavy bombardment, but in late June the main well was destroyed, and on July 22, the city surrendered.[23] The Cathars were given the opportunity to return to Catholicism. Most did. The 140 who refused were burned at the stake.[24] In August the crusade proceeded to the stronghold of Termes.[25] Despite sallies from Pierre-Roger de Cabaret, the siege was solid, and in December the town fell.[26] It was the last action of the year.

When operations resumed in 1211 the actions of Arnaud-Amaury and Simon de Montfort had alienated several important lords, including Raymond de Toulouse,[27] who had been excommunicated again. The crusaders returned in force to Lastours in March and Pierre-Roger de Cabaret soon agreed to surrender. In May the castle of Aimery de Montréal was retaken; he and his senior knights were hanged, and several hundred Cathars were burned.[28] Cassès[29] and Montferrand[30] both fell easily in early June, and the crusaders headed for Toulouse.[31] The town was besieged, but for once the attackers were short of supplies and men, and so Simon de Montfort withdrew before the end of the month.[32] Emboldened, Raymond de Toulouse led a force to attack Montfort at Castelnaudary in September.[33] Montfort broke free from the siege[34] but Castelnaudary fell and the forces of Raymond went on to liberate over thirty towns[35] before the counter-attack ground to a halt at Lastours, in the autumn. The following year much of the province of Toulouse was captured by Catholic forces.[36]
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