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Emperours kißing the Popes feete.

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CUL copy: the cardinals and pope are dressed in bright orange. Note that there is additional detail in gold on the pope's garments and a tiny amount on the vestments also. WREN copy: the figures are wearing orange in this copy also but note that there is no gold in this copy.

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

MarginaliaHenricus. 4. accursed, wayteth 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 wait attendaunce vppon the Popes pleasure three dayes and three nightes in winter at the gates of Canossus. Read before, pag. 181. MarginaliaRodulphus, and at last his owne sonne set vp to fight against hym. Read before pag. 181. Besides all this the sayd Pope raised vp Rodulphus to be Emperour against hym: who being slaine 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 him, Which Henricus the v. was also him selfe afterward accursed and excommunicated, and the Saxons at last set vp by the Byshops to fight agaynst hym.

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After this the Emperours began to bee somewhat calmed and more quyet, sufferyng the Byshops to reigne as they lysted: till Fridericke the first called Barbarossa came, and began to styrre coales agaynst thē. MarginaliaPope Alexander 3. treadeth vpō 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 treade vppon: MarginaliaPope Celestine crowneth Hēry 5. Emperour with his foote & with hys foote spurneth the crowne frō his head agayne. 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 agayne, to make him know that the Popes of Rome had power both to crowne Emperours, & to depose thē agayne. Wherof read before pag. 247.

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Then followed 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 when the said Otho began to be so saucie to dispossesse the bishops of their cities & landes which they had encroched into their handes, they could not beare that, but incontinent they put hym besides the cushin. 

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The like also fell vpon Otho the 4. that folowed after Phillip, who was suffred no longer then foure yeares to raigne, about the yeare of our Lord. 1209.

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At this tyme Fridericus 2. the sonne of Fridericus Barbarossa aboue mētioned, was but young, whō the Bi shops of Rome supposing to find more mortified and tamed to their hand, aduaunced to be Emperour after his father. But that fel out much contrary to their expectation. Marginalia[illegible text] agaynst Fridericus 2. Emperour. For he perceiuing the immoderate pompe and pride of the Romain bishops, which he could in no case abide, so netled them, and cut their combes and waxed so stout against them intending to extirpe their tiranny and to reduce their pompous riches to the state and condition of the primitiue Church agayn, putting some of them to flight, and prisonyng some of theyr Cardinals, that of 3. Popes one after an other he was accursed, circumuented by treason, at last deposed, & after that poysoned, and at last forsaken and died.

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MarginaliaWarre raysed agaynst [illegible text] Byshops of Rome. After this Friderike folowed his sonne Conradus, whō the foresaid bishops for his disobedience soone dispatched, exciting agaynst him in mortal warre the Lantgraue of Thuring, wherby he was at length driuen into his kyngdome of Naples, and there deceased.

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 kingdome of Neaples, þe said Byshops stirred vp against hym Charles the Frenche kings brother in such sort, that through crafty conueyance both Conradinus which descended of the bloud of so many Emperors, MarginaliaEx Auentino. and also Friderike 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 imperiall stocke [illegible text] Fridericke the first surnamed Barbarossa.

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MarginaliaThe insolencie of Pope Boniface. 8. agaynst Philip French kyng. The like as happened to Fridericke the Emperour, had almost also fallen vpon Philip the French kyng, by Pope Boniface the viij. who because hee could not haue hys commodities and reuenewes oute of Fraunce after hys will, sent out hys Bulles and letters patentes to displace kyng Phillip aforesayde, & to possesse Albertus kyng of Romanes in his rowme.

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And thus hetherto of foreine stories. Now touchyng

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