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War with the Saints: Persecutions of the Vaudois under Pope Innocent III
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War with the Saints: Persecutions of the Vaudois under Pope Innocent III


M. W. Dodd 1848

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War with the Saints focuses on the twelfth century and the Fourth Lateran Council when Pope Innocent III declared the Waldensians heretics. Around this time, more than 80 Waldensians were burned as heretics, and several centuries of persecution followed. Charlotte Elizabeth traces the horror and heroism of the Waldensian peoples as they struggled to survive the crusades threatening to destroy them.

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Key Features

  • Focuses on the twelfth century when the Waldensians were declared heretics
  • Examines the 80 Waldensians who were burned as heretics and the following centuries of persecution
  • Traces the horror and heroism of the Waldensian peoples


  • The Church of Christ in the Twelfth Century
  • Antichrist
  • The Crusaders
  • The Cavern
  • The Lady of Lavaur
  • The Wearing Out
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix

Praise for the Print Edition

She depicts, in glowing colors, the persecutions of the Albigenses, and every page displays the same vigorous style that characterized all her previous writings.

Hunt’s Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review

It paints, in the colors of truth and with the picturesque expression flowing from the writer’s ardent heart, the persecutions of the Albigenses; the condition of that church in the twelfth century, beset on all sides, but apprehending no evil—dwelling lovingly in the midst of a people devoted to the gentler arts of a land of beauty and of song; marked out as a prey by Innocent III, who knew that the circulation of the Word of God in a rural district might shake the pillars of his throne, and grind his gigantic power into dust.

Sartain’s Union Magazine of Literature and Art

This last tribute of such a gifted pen will be read with thrilling interest.

The Baptist Memorial and Monthly Record

She thinks deeply and accurately, is a great analyst of the human heart, and clothes her ideas in the most appropriate and eloquent language.

Albany Argus

Product Details

  • Title: War with the Saints: Persecutions of the Vaudois under Pope Innocent III
  • Author: Charlotte Elizabeth
  • Publisher: M. W. Dodd
  • Publication Date: 1848
  • Pages: 305

About Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna

Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790–1846) who published under the name Charlotte Elizabeth, was an author of history, poetry, fiction, and religious tracts. She worked as an editor for The Protestant Annual, The Christian Lady’s Magazine, and The Protestant Magazine. Her numerous books include Falsehood and Truth, Dangers and Duties, and Judea Capta: An Historical Sketch of the Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans.