The Evil Medival Ages
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Pope Gregory VII

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The mostly admired Pope Gregory VII wanted to make the church independent of secular rulers, so he banned the practice of lay investiture. This led to an angry response from Henry IV. He argued that bishops held thier lands as royal fiefs. This fued led to a temporary excommunication of henry who then askes for forgiveness. As a Christian Pope, Gregory basically had to forgive a confessing sinner.

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Education of church

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By the 1100's, Europe was experiencing dynamic changes, a more reliable food supply and growth of trade were signs of increased prosperities. The need for education was increasing and the church wanted more educated clergy. So schools in 1100 had sprung up be great cathedrals to train clergy. This led to the shcools and educated we have today           

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Christian Success

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In the second crusade, Emporer Alexis I asked Pope Urban II for help. Pope Urban put aside the fact that they didn't get along in the past and agreed. He sent in his Christian knights to help him fight the turks. It was succesful and the Christians gained control of the royal city. This crusade was the only succesful crusade for the Christians, who weren't too fortunate in the next crusades.

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William "The Conquerer"

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William "The Conquerer" raised an army and won the backing of he Pope. He then sailed across the English channel to England. At the Battle of Hastings, William and his Norman knights triumphed over Harold, and earned being King of England in 1066. He truly was a conquerer of England.

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