Anyone with Jewish or Moorish blood was suspect and penalised.
Under statutes of , the descendants of Jews and Moors, even though they were Christians, were debarred from universities, religious orders, military orders and public office.
Their only distinguishing feature was their descent from families identified as Cagot.
Cagots were supposed to have strange heads, webbed feet and misshapen ears.
In churches they were obliged to use their own water fonts, not the normal font reserved for “clean” Catholics.