The Influence Of The Church In The Crusades

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The King of England, King Edward, claimed the French throne his own. The French apposed this claim. King Edward also angered the French with his possession of French territory. The French believed this endangered their policy of centralization. There was also dispute over control of French land known as Flanders. Flanders ' cloth industry depended on wool imported from England. In the Hundred Years ' War France had the advantage of fighting the war on their own turf, with a larger population, and was wealthier than England at the time. England had advantages of their own, with a more modernized society, and well-disciplined army with a greater number of weapons. With victories in key territories, especially the territory of Orleans, along with …show more content…
As time went on the church faced criticism for its political self-promotion and involvement in other activities that people felt the church just had no place in. Around the year 1450 the Church came to terms with the emperor in limiting its power to only church related affairs. During this time there were also the Crusades, and the Black Death which caused a lot of people to stop following the church due to lack of faith. The Church resorted to corruption as a response to the growing power of monarchs. The church wanted to strike down any monarch that grew to powerful and could interfere with the Church 's business. The church had a major influence on many secular events that occurred in people 's lives. The Church was rooted in the education system, could decide whether or not a king was blessed by God to have the authority to rule, and kings could use supposedly religious crusades as an excuse to build their own empire or for other secular …show more content…
Kings attacked the church during this period with legislation that restricted the jurisdiction for the pope 's right to interfere in matters. Taxes for the church were also restricted, as well as payments to Rome. In addition, the Pope had less of a say in who was appointed to the clergy. In 1220 times were different and the pope was able to win a battle against rulers in the decision of whether or not monarchs could choose what clergy they wanted in their office. There was also the Feud between Pope Boniface VIII and King Philip. The pope had much more power over the ruler in this

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