Cathar Town of Termes in France Falls to Catholic Crusaders

The town of Termes falls to the Crusaders after a siege that had lasted since August. Originally built by the Archbishops of Narbonne, the Termes castle is very strong and the defenders were confident that they would be able to hold out.

Simon IV de Montfort was, however, determined and he was backed by a large Crusader force. Eventually most of the defenders sought to escape, including the lord of the castle Raymond of Termes. Raymond is captured and imprisoned in Carcassonne where he dies after three years.

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