Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th secular


Henry V, 1106-1125
- married to Matilda of England - gathered his power and when he went to Italy, took a big army with him, and Pope Paschal offered to solve the ‘investiture’ problem by giving up all secular holdings (which other church leaders objected to, strongly)
- 1115, Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (northern Italy) died, leaving her lands to Henry (till that time she had been letting the Pope use her land), setting up further reasons for the Pope and the German king to fight

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