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The Vision of A German Count
WithEileen Gardiner
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A vision of hell recounted by Hildebrand (Gregory VII) before he became pope in 1073. The visionary is anonymous. In hell he sees a count who had died ten years previously He stands on a ladder with his ancestors below him and his descendants entering above him, and they descend rung by rung into the pit of hell. The sermon was recorded by Peter Damian.