Hi, I am Charlemagne! I am hoping to make a properous Christian Empire.
I need help! I am about to loose my office as a long ruling Pope!
I will help you if you give me the power to live out my lifelong dream... to rule a Christian Empire!
I was lead by God! I am here to carry out his work here on Earth!
No! The church made you King!
Charlemagne was a devouted Christian king. Charlemagnes main goal was to create a Chrsitian Empire. He did this by helping out a Pope who was in trouble.
We will attack!
My new rules will protect me as the Pope!
The pope and Charlemagne worked together because the Pope was going to loose his office and asked for Charlemagne's protection. He agreed and soon after was crowned king. As a result, the Pope won power to rule emperors and this agnered the Byzantine Emperor.
Charlemagne belived that that God made him Emperor in order to do Gods work on Earth. But the Pope belived that the church made him Emperor. 200 years later, Charlemagnes coronation, these different views led to a dramatic clash.
Concordant of Worms!!
In 1073 Pope Gregory issued a list of rules. King Henry did not like these rules. He claims they were a direct attack on his power and rights.
The conflict began when King Henry ignored the Popes rules. The people of Europe took sides when this happened. The conflict lasted for a very long time even after they forgave each other.
Finally, they reached agreement called the Concordant of Worms. This allowed rulers to pick their own bishops. It also allowed each ruler to have their own power.