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July 6, 2011
July 6: Jan Hus Burned for His Opinion

It is said that Hus's doctrinal divergences with the Church were socially harmful, but that is laughable given the corruption against which he had been protesting.

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December 23, 2010
December 23: Jean-François Champollion

Like most public figures during the post-Revolutionary Royalist reaction, Champollion was compelled to keep his religious opinions discreet.

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December 22, 2010
December 22: What Is a Jubilee?

30,000 pilgrims arrived daily, and one of them says, "day and night two clerics stood at the altar of St. Peter with rakes and drew off the infinite sums of money."

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