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Emperours kißing the Popes feete.

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MarginaliaEmperours brought to kisse the Popes feete.sayd Byshops and Popes of Rome, some of them they accursed, some they subdued and brought to the kissyng of their feete, sonne they deposed, and placed other in theyr possessions.

MarginaliaHenricus. 4. accursed, waiteth at the Popes gate three dayes.So was Henricus 4. by these Bishops accursed 

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, the Emperour him selfe forced with his wife and child to waite attendance vpon the Popes pleasure three dayes & three nightes in winter at þe gates of Canossus. Read before, pag. 232. MarginaliaRodulphus, and at last his owne sonne set vp to fight against him. Read before pag. 232.Besides all this the said Pope raised vp Rodulphus to be Emperour agaynst hym: Who beyng slayne in warre, then the sayd Pope Gregory. vij. not restyng thus, styrred vp his owne sonne Henricus. v. to fight agaynst his owne naturall father and to depose hym. Which Henricus the v. was also him selfe afterward accursed and excommunicated, and the Saxons at last set vp by þe Byshops to fight agaynst him.

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After this the Emperours began to bee somewhat calmed and more quyet, sufferyng the Byshops to reigne as they lysted: til Fridericke the first called Barbarossa came, and began to styrre coales agaynst them. MarginaliaPope Alexander 3. treadeth vpon the necke of Fridericke Emperour.Howbeit they hampered both him, and his sonne Henry in such sort, that they brought first the necke of Fridericke, in the Church of Venice, vnder their feete to tread vppon: MarginaliaPope Celestine crowneth Henry v. Emperour with his foote, and with his foote spurneth the crowne frō his head againe.and after that the sayd Byshops crownyng Henricus his sonne in the Church of S. Peter, set his crowne on his head with their feete, and with their feete spurned it of againe, to make hym know that the Popes of Rome had power both to crowne Emperours, and to depose them againe. Wherof read before pag. 317.

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Then folowed Philippus brother to Henry aforesayd, whom also the Popes accursed, about the yeare of our Lord. 1198. and set vp Otho duke of Saxony. But whē the sayd Otho began to be so saucie, to dispossesse the Byshops of theyr cities and landes which they had encroched into theyr handes, they could not beare that, but incontinent they put hym besides the cushyn. 

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The lyke also fell vpon Otho the fourth that folowed after Philip, who was suffered no longer then foureyeares to reigne, about the yeare of our Lord. 1209.

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At this time Fridericus 2. the sonne of Fridericus Barbarossa aboue mentioned, was but young, whō the Byshops of Rome, supposing to finde more mortified and tamed to their hand, aduaunsed to be Emperour after his father. But that fell out much cōtrary to their expectation. MarginaliaHonorius. 3. Gregory. 9. Innocent. 4. against Fridericus 2. Emperour.For he perceauyng the immoderate pompe and pride of the Romane Byshops, which he could in no case abyde, so nettled them, and cut their combes, and waxed so stout agaynst them, intendyng to extyrpe theyr tyranny and to reduce their pompous riches to the state and condition of the primitiue Church agayn, puttyng some of them to flight, and prisonyng some of their Cardinalls, that of iij. Popes one after an other he was accursed, circumuented by treason, at last deposed, and after that poysoned, & at last forsaken and dyed.

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MarginaliaWar raised against Conradus, by the Bishops of Rome.After this Fridericke folowed his sonne Cōradus, whom the foresayd Byshops for his disobedience soone dispatched, excityng against him in mortal war þe Lantgraue of Thuryng, whereby he was at length driuen into his kyngdome of Neaples, and there deceased.

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This Conradus had a sonne called Conradinus Duke and Prince of Sueuia. When this Conradinus after the decease of his father came to enioy his kyngdome of Neaples, the sayd Byshops styrred vp agaynst hym Charles the French kynges brother in such sorte, that through crafty conueyāce both Cōradinus, which descended of the bloud of so many Emperours, MarginaliaEx Auentino.and also Fridericke Duke of Austria were both taken, and after much wretched handlyng in their miserable induraunce vnsemyng to their state, at length were both brought vnder the axe by the Popes procurement, and so both beheaded. And thus ended the Emperial stocke of Fridericke the first, surnamed Barbarossa.

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MarginaliaThe insolencie of Pope Boniface. 8. against Philip French king.The like as happened to Fridericke the Emperour, had almost also fallen vpon Philip the French kyng by Pope Boniface the viij. who because he could not haue his commodities and reuenewes out of Fraunce after his will, sent out his bulles and letters patentes to dis-

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