024 – Outstanding Otto and more mess from a porn pope

We take a look at the reign of the teenage oboe John XII and the start of the struggle between the papacy and the Holy Roman Empire

 

023 – Here come the Ottonians

We look at how Alberic II did after taking control of Rome from his mother Marozia and his stepfather Guido of Provence. Then we jave a look at the usual confusion in northern Italy before the descent of the Saxon king Otto I, while we wait for the unforgettable pope John Xii to come on the scene.