Division in the medieval Roman Catholic Church, during which revival popes were established in Avignon and Rome.
Pope Boniface VIII attempted to enforces papal authorities on kings like previous popes had, it stated that all kings must obey all popes. The paper made the king laugh and no other monarchs turned to obey the pope again.
When it came to electing another pope the king suggested for cordials to elect French Archbishop, Clement V . The cordials elected, but chose to elect a roman for pope and elected Robert of Geneva, they then wanted one pope so they tried to fix this by electing g another.
Al three existing popes were forced to resign by the council of Constance. In 1417 the council chose a new pope Martin V ending the great Schism with a weakened papacy.