Rome, from the Fall of the Western Empire

Rome, from the Fall of the Western Empire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...to pay a tribute of one thousand marks a year. The legate kept the crown in his possession five days, and then restored it as a signal favour from the Holy See. Langton entered upon his primacy in triumph; the king fell at his feet and was absolved. They walked together into the cathedral at Canterbury, and, after an intermission of six years, the Holy Sacrament was again ministered in the archiepiscopal church.1 John Lackland was now a "good Catholic." Pandulph reported to Innocent that he had never seen a character so humble, so moderate, so endowed with every excellence;3 but from that day to this, John Lackland has been a name of infamy to the English nation. His subjects were never so willing to surrender him to the French, as when Philip, outwitted and baffled by the pope, was compelled to withdraw from his enterprise. In the reign of Edward nr. the whole proceeding was examined in parliament; when it was unanimously resolved that John had no power to subject the kingdom to the pope, without the consent of the nation, and the prelates, peers, and commons pledged themselves to uphold the crown against the pontiff's demand of the illegal tribute. Inflated by this unprecedented triumph, Innocent resolved to tread out the last embers of resistance by proclaiming a crusade against the unfortunate Albigenses. An army of five hundred thousand men was let loose, under the banner of the cross, to carry fire and sword 1 The interdict, it seems, still continued, and the archbishop was reprimanded for disregarding it. He had the further mortification of finding himself subject to the legate, who, though only a sub-deacon, overruled all his decisions, and would not suffer him to carry his cross in his presence.--Hook's...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573560
  • 9781236573568