Episode 26: The Cadaver Synod

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear about the utter insanity involved in the Cadaver Synod, where a pope was dug up to be put on trial months after he’d actually died.

As ever, this episode is not appropriate for children.

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Image: Laurens, Jean-Paul. Le Pape Formose et Etienne VI. 1870. Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes. Via Wikimedia Commons.


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