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  • Yay! I'm emperor Charlemagne!
  • Only a pope can crown an emperor
  • Please settle down.
  • I never want to speak to Emperor Charlemagne again!
  • Charlemagne was a devout Christian who had a goal which was to improve the Church. Charlemagne met the Pope, Pope Leo III, by keeping the Pope under the King's protection. In return, the Pope crowned Charlemagne emperor in a coronation.
  • I will not follow these "rules!"
  • Too Bad!
  • After Charlemagne's coronation, there were two lasting affects on Europe. In Western Europe, they believed that only a pope could crown an emperor. But in Eastern Europe, they thought it was an insult.
  • Why did you make a bishop come after me? Huh?
  • But you did that to me  too!
  • By the way, I'm excommunicating you!
  • After this, Charlemagne believed that God had made him emperor in order to do God’s work on Earth. However, the pope believed that the Church made Charlemagne emperor. 200 years later, the different views led to a dramatic clash between an emperor and the pope.
  • I forgive you..
  • I'm sorry.
  • There was a new pope now and a new emperor. Pope Gregory issued a list of rules declaring supreme authority over both Church and secular leaders, and he declared the pope alone got to choose the bishops and remove the emperors from the throne. However, King Henry IV reacted by thinking they were a direct attack on his own power and rights.
  • The conflict between Pope Gregory and King Henry created a clash when Henry ignored the Pope’s rules and named his own bishop for the city of Milan, Italy; then Pope Gregory appointed a rival bishop. Then King Henry tried to remove Gregory as pope, but then, Pope Gregory excommunicated Henry. Members of the clergy and secular took sides.
  • The conflict ended for Pope Gregory and King Henry by the Church and the Holy Roman Empire making an agreement called the Concordat of Worms. It wasn't really a success because the Church had the authority to appoint bishops, but the emperor's give fiefs to bishops in order to win their authority. Overall, they did not get along too well. The End.
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