HELP!!!! I will go to Charlemagne and ask for protection!
Pope Leo 111 went to Charlemagne's court for protection. People wanted to blind him! They planned on removing him form the throne!
We shall blind him and force him out of office!!
Thy noble is right!!
I shall now crown you emperor! With this duty thy shall become one with God!
Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne emperor giving him special connection with God. Having a pope crown and emperor strengthened the Church. However, the Byzantine emperor viewed it as an insult.
A dream come true! Although, those of the far way lands may view this as an insult to their Emperor! However, this will strengthen us by showing that only a pope can crown an emperor!
Charlemagne believed that God made him emperor in order to do God’s work on Earth. Pope Leo believed that the Church had made Charlemagne emperor and that it was his duty to help the Church do God’s work on Earth. 200 years later, this led to a dramatic clash between the emperor and pope.
NO! The Church has made you emperor to help the Church do God’s work on Earth!
NO! God made me emperor in order to do his work on Earth!
In 1073, Pope Gregory issued a list of rules declaring that he had power over secular, and nonsecular leaders. It also said that he had the power to choose bishops and remove the emperor. King Henry did not listen to the rules named his own bishops.
I, Pope Gregory, can remove the Emperor from the throne! I can choose my own bishops! I have control over leader's secular and non-secular lives!
Nonsense! I shall name my own bishops!
Pope Gregory excommunicated King Henry and freed his subjects. Secular rulers and members of the clergy took sides. In effort to end his banishment, Henry went to see the pope and he forgave him, but conflict continued.
PLEASE DO NOT BANISH ME!!!! I AM SORRY!
To get revenge, Charlemagne marched his army into Rome and forced the pope out of office. Eastern and Western Europe came to an agreement called the Concordat of Worms. It gave the Church the ability to appoint bishops, however, emperors were allowed to give fiefs to win loyalty. Despite the agreement, conflicts continued.
Let us never have another war, again!
We have met here, in Worms, in order to prevent another war, and, we have come to an agreement! We shall create a document and call it the Concordat of Worms! It will allow the Church to appoint bishops. However, it shall allow Emperors to give them fiefs to win loyalty!