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Castres

(käs`trə), city (1990 pop. 46,292), Tarn dept., SW France, on the Agout River. It has been a textile center since the 13th cent., and its machine tools are known worldwide. Wood products, especially furniture, and pharmaceuticals are also manufactured. Once the site of a Roman encampment, Castres grew around a Benedictine monastery founded in A.D. 647. Protestantism took hold in the 16th cent. but was suppressed by Louis XIII. The revocation (1685) of the Edict of NantesNantes, Edict of,
1598, decree promulgated at Nantes by King Henry IV to restore internal peace in France, which had been torn by the Wars of Religion; the edict defined the rights of the French Protestants (see Huguenots).
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 jeopardized the city's economy by expelling Protestants, but Castres prospered anew under Louis XIV. There are several 17th- and 18th-century churches.
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This man was Armand Jean Duplessis, Cardinal de Richelieu; not such as he is now represented--broken down like an old man, suffering like a martyr, his body bent, his voice failing, buried in a large armchair as in an anticipated tomb; no longer living but by the strength of his genius, and no longer maintaining the struggle with Europe but by the eternal application of his thoughts--but such as he really was at this period; that is to say, an active and gallant cavalier, already weak of body, but sustained by that moral power which made of him one of the most extraordinary men that ever lived, preparing, after having supported the Duc de Nevers in his duchy of Mantua, after having taken Nimes, Castres, and Uzes, to drive the English from the Isle of Re and lay siege to La Rochelle.
A minute later the marshal's adjutant, de Castres, came in and conducted Balashev to the quarters assigned him.
Next day Davout rode out early and, after asking Balashev to come to him, peremptorily requested him to remain there, to move on with the baggage train should orders come for it to move, and to talk to no one except Monsieur de Castres.
Our home matches against the Blues in Castres ended in our favour but they led during one period and we led during the other.
That set up a thrilling climax as Northampton threw everything into salvaging a winning try, yet despite sustained pressure deep inside Castres territory, Saints came up short.
Brice Dulin, l'arriere du Castres Olympique, devrait etre indisponible "pour un ou deux mois" apres avoir ete agresse lors de la Feria de Mont-de-Marsan, a-t-on appris avant-hier mardi aupres du joueur.
Castres 10 Glasgow 8 GREGOR TOWNSEND watched Glasgow suffer more Heineken Cup pain and was left to rue two sin-binned stars.
NORTHAMPTON collected their first Heineken Cup win of the season with a bonus-point success over beating Castres 45-0 at Franklin's Gardens.
HEAD coach Rob Moffat felt an overdue piece of luck helped his Edinburgh side hold off a late charge from Castres to secure their first Heineken Cup win of the season at an empty Murrayfield.
SARACENS coach Mark McCall has labelled tonight's Amlin Challenge Cup clash against Castres as "effectively a knockout game.
His try was obviously crucial, but he also saved us with his challenge which prevented Castres from scoring in the corner.
Wasps head into European action against Castres on Sunday having suffered five defeats from six games in a disappointing start to the season.