Some articles on lay investiture, investiture:
... 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 ... a greater victory in Henry's forsaking lay investiture ... By 1107, the long dispute regarding investiture was finally settled ...
... The Investiture Controversy, or Lay investiture controversy, was the most significant conflict between secular and religious powers in medieval Europe ... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word lay:
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Under the conceiving moon, on the high chalk hill,
And there this night I walk in the white giants thigh
Where barrren as boulders women lie longing still
To labour and love though they lay down long ago.”
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