Sentence Examples with the word flagellant

It is incorrect, however, to suppose that St Anthony took any part in the creation of the flagellant fraternities, which were the result of spontaneous popular movements, and later than the great Franciscan preacher; while Ranieri, a monk of Perugia, to whom the foundation of these strange communities has been attributed, was merely the leader of the flagellant brotherhood in that region.

In 1389 the leader of a flagellant band in Italy called the bianchi was burned by order of the pope, and his following dispersed.