Avignon Capitulates to Louis VIII After Three Month Siege

Avignon Capitulates to Louis VIII After Three Month Siege

Papal Palace in Avignon, 1970

After a siege of three months, Avignon capitulates to Louis VIII, who had been leading the renewed Crusade against Cathars in southern France.

As punishment for resisting, the people of Avignon are forced to tear down the city's ramparts and fill in the moat.

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