Pope V.S. Rulers

Pope V.S. Rulers

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  • I will not let my empire fall due to the greediness of the Pope, he will be stopped.
  • Deep breaths, thats all I can do now.
  •  This is where it all began, the conflict between Pope Gregory and King Henry, the great debate over power. Pope Gregory VII is trying to obtain it and King Henry IV is trying to keep it; who will prevail in this lasting conflict? You will learn that this conflict is over 200 years old and is maybe one of the most historical.
  • Down with the king!
  • Are you joking?! The Pope is cruel!
  • And so the debate over power continued with the Pope seeking the power to appoint bishops to grow his religion and spread it further. King Henry wanted to stop this due to the Pope trying to take control of the religion. The king took this as a direct assault and they butted heads.
  • Aaahhh...it is settled, I shall wait for our last stand against one another.
  • Henry will come to settle the score, one way or another.
  • King Henry felt intimidated at the time due to the possibility of losing his throne. Pope Gregory VII made the claim that he could take away King Henry's throne. Of course this scared him and he felt the need to take action immediately by making a resolution in some way. 
  • My humblest apologies.
  • I forgive you.
  • Not only did King Henry and Pope Gregory squabble, but the people did as well. Citizens began to choose sides and bickered amongst themselves. Now you see, the conflict was not only contained in throne rooms.
  • Pope Gregory continued to try to remove King Henry from the throne. Meanwhile, King Henry was plotting his way to settle things. Both Pope Gregory and King Henry were at a loss, not wanting to continue this conflict, there had to be a treaty.
  • After the final remains of the conflict, there was a peace treaty called the "The Concordat of Worms". This occurred due to King Henry IV asking for Pope Gregory's forgiveness. Even though Pope Gregory forgave King Henry the conflict still continued after they passed away. I would have to say this battle ended in a draw.
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