Tag: Godfrey the hunchback
045 – Matilda of Tuscany, the iron countess of Canossa Part 1
1046 – 1080 We look at the life of Matilda of Canossa, starting from the history of her family through her childhood, the humiliation of Canossa and to the start of the war against Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV.
039 – A sticky end and the humiliation of Canossa
1076 – 1077 Godfrey the Hunchback meets a sticky end and the investiture controversy reaches a high point and slips towards war
038 – Gregory VII and marriage counselling
1073 – 1076 We follow the marital problems of Matilde of Canossa and Godfrey the Hunchback of Lorain while pope Gregory VII rolled up his sleeves and get’s down to some serious posing and reforming.
036 – Introducing a beard, a hunchback and Matilda
1052 – 1061 Bonifacio Attone of Canossa dies leaving his wife Beatrice and stepdaughter to first look to the pope and then marry Godfrey the Bearded while in the backgrounds a couple of popes come and go and we also see a change of emperors.