Lay Investiture

Some articles on investiture, lay investiture:

Medieval Christians - High Middle Ages (800–1300) - Investiture Controversy
... The Investiture Controversy, or Lay investiture controversy, was the most significant conflict between secular and religious powers in medieval Europe ... the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, and Pope Gregory VII concerning who would appoint bishops (investiture) ... The end of lay investiture threatened to undercut the power of the Empire and the ambitions of noblemen for the benefit of Church reform ...
Anselm Of Canterbury - Biography - Conflicts With King Henry I - Second Exile
... Paschal excommunicated Henry's chief advisor (Robert of Meulan) for urging Henry to continue lay investiture, as well as prelates invested by Henry and other counselors, and threatened Henry with the same ... Other conditions of the agreement were that Henry would forsake lay investiture if Anselm obtained Paschal's permission for clerics to do homage for their nobles that ... doing homage to the king, because he had secured a greater victory in Henry's forsaking lay investiture ...

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