Pope Gregory had very strong opinions as to how the church and empire should rule. He did not approve of King Henry and his tactics. Little did he know King Henry appointed a bishop without the pope's authority.
They fought about whos Bishop was the best. They went on for a long time. Finally the pope decided to excommunicate the king.
Take him down!
The king eventually went to the popes castle to beg for forgiveness. He waited three days outside the castle. After those days the pope finally let him in to hear his trial.
Out of office now!!!
The king begged for forgiveness. He was truly sorry for his actions. The pope eventually forgave him.
Everything went back to normal for them both... Or so the pope thought. There was something bad coming for him.
The pope was faced with the king and his army against him. King Henry forced him out of office. Now he could decide the bishop...