What happened between Pope Gregory VII and Henry IV?
I read a lot and cannot find anything!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
look for Churchill's "A histgory of the English speaking peoples" volume 1.
The pope rebuilt Christianity in England (largely destroyed by the Vikings), but then he insisted that the government of the Church should be in the hands of Rome. In other words, he wanted to appoint the bishops (and own the land, raise armies, and collect the taxes). Starting with Henry II the kings wanted more power over the selection of bishops.
Henry II had a notorious fight with (St.) Thomas à Becket; the Church -State conflict was to continue until Henry VIII. I'm not sure exactly where number 4 fits.
- Anonymous1 decade ago