medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
"The curse is a myth."
Of course, being a MYTH does not make it an untruth. In the circumstances it would be surprising if Jacques de Moulay et al did NOT formally curse those who had comdemned them. (What did they have to lose ?) It was not a classic Christian case of "Father forgive them, they know not what they do". The King and the Pope knew exactly what they were doing and the baseness of their motives was probably known to all.
What makes it surprising is that it appeared to bite!
Brenda M C - an incurable romantic.
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