History of Europe

Consequences of a siege

Sieges were a common practice for taking over towns or fortifications in the Middle Ages. The siege could last for a long time until the besieged surrendered the square due to lack of water, food or simply because they could not find a way out. But behind a siege there are consequences, for the besieged and the besiegers, that had always gone unnoticed. Here is HdH, and thanks to José Julio , to show, as an example, what happened after the siege of Montsegur.

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