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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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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.
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.
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LEICESTER 54 CASTRES 29 LEICESTER romped to a seven-try European Champions Cup victory as they ran Castres ragged at Welford Road.
BEN YOUNGS says Leicester are "right where we need to be" going into today's home Euro clash with Castres.
7 CASTRES ran in five tries in a 41-7 demolition of old European rivals Northampton courtesy of a dominant forward performance.
BY DARAGH SMALL Leinster 33 Castres 15 SEAN CRONIN dotted down twice and Josh van der Flier gave a stunning display for Leinster in their bonus point win at home to Castres.
NEWPORT Gwent Dragons hooker T Rhys Thomas has been cited for an alleged bite during his team's 31-18 European Challenge Cup win over Castres at Rodney Parade last Friday, writes Alex Bywater.
HARLEQUINS ran in seven tries as they claimed an impressive bonus-point victory at Castres, but it was not enough to save them from a Champions Cup exit.
32 WASPS director of rugby Dai Young has warned his side to guard against complacency after their bonus-point 32-17 European Champions Cup victory over Castres Olympique, insisting that the job is "only half done".
Delon Armitage also weighed in with a penalty, as a try from Max Evans and a Rory Kockott conversion and penalty were not enough for Castres on the night.