053 – Guelfs, Ghibellines and Normans with big ideas

We finally get back to the chronological narration of Italian history, popping in to see a new Holy Roman Emperor, a new pope, or couple of popes and catch up with the ambitious Normans

 

 

 

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034 – Another Henry, too many popes and naughtiness in the church

We see off Conrad II and then Henry III come in and make his way down to Italy, sort out the pope situation and then look at some of the troubles in the church and start to see the winds of change blowing from the monasteries.