Hi, my name is Charlemagne and i am the emperor of Europe and I want to create a christian empire.
Only I, pope Gregory, can appoint a bishop.
This is unfair, I, King Henry, should be allowed to appoint bishops.
No, please forgive me! I will be an outsider.
Charlemagne was a king of Europe who wanted to create a christian empire and wanted to become emperor. One day, the pope of Rome needed help from Charlemagne and he helped him. The pope helped Charlemagne by making him emperor. The two lasting affects were that the pope was under the emperor Charlemagne's protecting and the Byzantine emperor was mad.
I have had enough! I now am kicking you from the church.
Charlemagne and the pope both had different thoughts of how Charlemagne became emperor. The pope believed that he was sent by god to crown Charlemagne emperor. But Charlemagne believed he was sent by god to be crowned emperor. These differences caused conflict between the pope and the emperor.
This is my revenge on you for kicking me from the church, now leave office.
Pope Gregory was a pope in 1073. He made a rule that only the pope can choose bishops. This rule was took the privilege away from the emperor and king Henry did not like this. He believed that he should be able to appoint a bishop but pope Gregory disagreed. King Henry got so mad that he appointed his own bishop. Gregory did the same.
By the power invested in me, I grant you bishop.
The people then had to decide who to follow. But pope Gregory had enough so he decided to kick emperor Henry from the Church. After that, Henry became an outsider. The people then rejected Henry because of his actions so Henry then wanted to beg for forgiveness.
Henry then went to pope Gregory and begged for forgiveness. Gregory then decided to forgive Henry and let him come back to the church. Then Henry got his revenge by taking his army and forcing pope Gregory to leave office.
At the end, emperor Henry got his revenge. But the concordat of worms gave the right for the church to appoint bishops. The emperor was allowed to give fiefs to bishops. This helped win the bishops loyalty. But popes and emperors still had arguments after that.