Win a signed Copy of ‘Lauragais: Steeped in History, Soaked in Blood’


We hope you’ve enjoyed the extracts we have published of Colin Duncan Taylor’s book ‘Lauragais: Steeped in History, Soaked in Blood’.

This week you can win a free signed copy of the book, by taking part in this quiz.

The entries with the most correct answers will be put into a draw, and the lucky winner will be announced in two weeks time.  The closing date of the quiz is Friday 28 February.

The Quiz

1.   Which queen of France was also Countess of the Lauragais?

Catherine de Medici
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Marie Antoinette

2.   Which canal cuts the Lauragais neatly in two?

Canal Latéral de la Garonne
Canal du Midi
Canal de la Robine

3.   During the Albigensian Crusade of 1209-1229, which of the following battles did the Crusaders win?

Battle of Montgey 1211
Battle of Muret 1213
Battle of Baziège 1219

4.   Who burned a large part of the Lauragais during a chevauchée, or lightning raid, in 1355?

Bertrand du Guesclin
John of Gaunt
The Black Prince

5.   The finest mansions in Toulouse were built with the profits of a plant grown extensively in the Lauragais during the 15th and 16th centuries. What was its scientific name?

Indigofera tinctoria
Isatis tinctoria
Rubia tinctorum

6.   Before Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes in 1685. aspiring Protestant clergymen could study at one of six academies in France. Which town in the Lauragais was home to one of them?


To take part in the quiz, contact us here with the answers by Friday 28 February 2pm.

Visit the author’s website for more details about the book, or search for all the Languedoc Living extracts here.