Friday, March 16, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 9th secular

Charlemagne, 771-814
- Charlemagne came to Rome in 800, because the Pope had been accused of all sorts of crimes and corruption - rather than putting the Pope on trial, Charlemagne allowed him to take an oath that he was innocent of all these things
- because of that support, when Charlemagne came to church on Christmas, 800, Pope Leo placed a crown on his head, proclaiming him a Roman emperor - Charlemagne wasn't happy that it looked like the Pope was giving the crown to him, and the Eastern empire wasn't happy about it either

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