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AVENGERS, or VENDICATORI

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 53 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AVENGERS, or VENDICATORI, a secret society formed about 1186 in Sicily to avenge popular wrongs. The society was finally suppressed by King William II., the Norman, who hanged the grand master and branded the members with hot irons.
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