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As the despised crusader Simon de Montfort fell during the siege of Toulouse in 1218 in the Crusade against the Cathars, a cry went up amongst the long-suffering citizens of the city "Lo lop es mort!" (the wolf is dead).
You can now purchase your own t-shirt, hoodie, tote bag or sticker signifying this momentous event from Red Bubble. The image features the quote in Occitan below the Cathar Cross (aka the Cross of Toulouse) together with a small podcast logo.
* Merchandise for the Middle Eastern Crusades may be available if I ever come up with a design which neither promotes religious warfare, nor antagonises Christians or Muslims. If you have a suggestion, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have some transcripts available! You might notice that next to some episodes on the Baltic Crusades, there is a link to a transcript. Listener Mark Suters has kindly offered to transcribe episodes in his spare time, so transcripts will begin to show up for the later episodes. Many thanks to Mark for donating this service.