HFM 016 | Indulgences: A Get-Out-of-Hell-Free Card?

May 27, 2013

Podcast

Was it really possible to buy your way out of hell in the Middle Ages? If so, how much did it cost? And what did the Catholic Church do with this money? This episode of History in Five Minutes Podcast looks at all these issues and more. Additionally, you will find out that indulgences still exist today, although not in the way that you think.

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About Michael Rank

Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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