When your grandfather was a leading crusader and your father was a famous rebel, what is left for you to do? For Guy de Montfort the answer was to earn a spot in one of the circles of hell imagined by Dante in his Inferno. Find out how this medieval man came to such a fate in this episode.
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Canto XII, in Dante's Inferno, at The World of Dante.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)