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The Jester of God and Murderous Heretic of 14th-Century Italy

August 12, 2020 - General
Burning of a heretic by Sassetta (1423) Melburn Museum(Public Domain)

“Penitenzàgite! (Do penance)”, shouted Gherardo Segarelli, a young and eccentric peasant, with flaming, hallucinated eyes and a long beard, as he wandered barefoot, wrapped only in a cloak, in the streets of Parma, Italy in 1260. 

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