WORLD FUTURE FUND
"THE GOOD OLD DAYS"
WHEN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH WAS IN CHARGE
SOME EVENTS FROM MEDIEVAL TIMES
IN CHRISTIAN EUROPE
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Note that one of the highlights was the
"Cadaver Synod" where one Pope had the dead body
844 Riots in Rome over choice of new Pope
846 Rome sacked by Moslem pirates
855 Pope temporarily put in prison by failed imperial coup.
867 Rome sacked by Duke Lambert of Spoleto
877 Rome again sacked by Duke Lambert of Spoleto
882 Pope John VIII poisoned and clubbed to death by his assistants.
896 Rome invaded by Arnulf, King of East Franks who insists on being crowned Emperor by Pope
896 Riots follow death of Pope
897 Pope Stephen orders dead body of his predecessor, Pope Formosos, dug up and put on trial for various offences. Person talks on behalf of corpse during trial. Body is then mutilated and thrown into the Tiber.
897 Earthquake hits Rome destroying Lateran Palace.
897 More riots in Rome.
Pope Stephen overthrown, imprisoned and strangled by angry mob.
898 Pope John IX repudiates coronation of Arnulf, who dies a year later.
903 Pope Leo V overthrown and put in prison.
904 Pope Christopher overthrown and put in prison.
905 Pope Sergius III has both previous Popes strangled.
928 Pope John X overthrown, imprisoned and murdered.
932 Roman mob storms Castel Sant'Angelo. Pope John XI under control of Alberic, dictator of Rome, until his death in 935.
942 Pope Stephen VIII imprisoned, mutilated and murdered by Alberic.
955 John XII, 18 year-old (illegitimate) son of Alberich elected Pope. Engaged in incest and assorted other vices.
962 Fear of invasion by Duke of Spoleto causes John to invite Otto to Rome and crown him Holy Roman Emperor.
Pope Stephen orders dead body of his predecessor, Pope Formosos, dug up and put on trial for various offences.
A person talked on behalf of
the corpse of Pope Formosos during trial.