Episode 15: Sorcerers and a Pope

This is part one of a two part Halloween special on Witchcraft, sorcery and magic in the middle ages. In this episode we take a look at the story of how Pope John XXII was the target of a group of assassins who tried using magic as their murder weapon.

Pope John XXII.

Pope John XXII and his papal court.

A map of southern France.

The papal palace at the city of Avignon.

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