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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 all this money? In this second episode in our five-part series on the misunderstood Middle Ages, we will explore 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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RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

The Age of Illumination: Science, Technology, and Reason in the Middle Ages, by Scott Rank

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"Common Knowledge About The Middle Ages That Is Incorrect, Part 2: Were Indulgences a Get-out-of-Hell-Free Card Or Something Else?" History on the Net
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June 16, 2019 <https://www.historyonthenet.com/common-knowledge-middle-ages-incorrect-part-2-indulgences-get-hell-free-card-something-else>
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