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Burning heretics, orthodoxy, hypocrisy, etc.

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It turns out the very first medieval persons of Europe to be burned alive as Heretics were a group of 11th century priests who, after a trial in which they apparently ultimately confessed (I still have to search for details on the trial methods), were herded into a shack that was then set ablaze. The details of their heretical doctrines are scant, and it’s entirely possible the rift was only about political affiliations: who controlled […]