Fortunately, contemporary French chroniclers were very interested in the shepherds. According to Jean de Saint Victor, they began to assemble in early 1320, ande the Chronique parisienne adds that this occurred in May, in Normandy. All the chroniclers agree that the multitutdes of “shepherds” were poor, many adolescents, who had a rudimentary organization if any, and who subsisted largely on alms from the Christian faithful. But the movement had other adherents as well: papal and Aragonese documentation calls attention to the presence of women, married couples, clerics, and minor nobles. By early May, after storming various prisons, some 10,000 shepherds (or so the chronicles claim) had reached Paris, where they called upon the king to lead them on Crusade, asserting that the necessity for this had been revealed to them by an angel. The king refused to meet them. After storming the prison of the Chatelet, seat of the prevote of Paris and a symbol of royal authority, they left Paris and marched south into Aquataine, perhaps intending to reach Mediterranean ports such as Aigues Mortes whence they could embark for the Holy Land.
As the shepherds moved south they attacked royal castles, royal and seigneurial officials and clerics, an activity that prompted a good deal of papal concern. Bernarnd Gui stated that “they struck terror and dread of their name in the communities of the towns and castles, and in the rectors and leaders of them and among the princes and prelates and rich persons.’ Then too’ there was afterwards found through some of them that they had arranged to rise up against clergy and monks having riches and to seize their goods.”
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Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III is divided into 2 parts. The First part of this volume goes over The Catholic Church’s history during the Dark Ages & Medieval Times. These are a some of the things that are discussed: The Castrati (Castrated Boy Choir), Holy Blood & Organs, Jesus’s Holy Prepuce (Foreskin), The Penance & Anathema, The Fish Bishop, Saints that Levitate, The Incorruptible Saints, The Nun Manias, All Religious Holidays explained, The Heretics: The Luciferians, The Spanish Inquisition. The Second half of this book is a focus on the art of the times. These are the subjects reviewed: Monsters & Gargoyles, Castles & Knight Armory, More on Medicine & Magic, More on Werewolves, Demons & Hell, Over 100 Different Black Madonnas & Moorish Saints, The Catacomb Bone Churches, The Bejewelled Saints, Aliens, Astrology & Alchemy………………….
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