The Holy Roman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Union of Smaller Kingdoms That Started During the Early Middle Ages and Dissolved During the Napoleonic Wars

October 30, 2020
The Holy Roman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Union of Smaller Kingdoms That Started During the Early Middle Ages and Dissolved During the Napoleonic Wars

Beginning with Charlemagne, the great and educated king whowould serve as an inspiration for world leaders from Frederick IIto Adolf Hitler, the Holy Roman Empire’s intricate ties with theRoman Catholic Church would provide for plenty of excitement anddrama in its early years. However, as the empire staggered throughthe Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, it would eventually beforced to declare its allegiance with a new way of thinking:Protestantism.Throughout the story of the Holy Roman Empire, a wealth offascinating tales from interesting people proliferates. Monks andemperors will clash, poets sing the praises of kings, and the poperides blind and bareback on a frightened donkey through the streetsof Rome. The mightiest monarch in all of the world walks barefootin the snow in repentance for his angry deeds, and two rivalfamilies stand toe-to-toe for the monarchy. Crusades are lost inwar and won in diplomacy, while kings are held ransom, revolts aresuppressed, and antipopes crowned. And this incredible talespanning a full millennium is ready and waiting for you to turn thenext page.In The Holy Roman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Union ofSmaller Kingdoms That Started During the Early Middle Ages andDissolved During the Napoleonic Wars, you will discover topics suchasThe First Roman EmpireThe CarolingiansA Formal EmperorThe Caligula of ChristianityAntipopeThe Walk to CanossaThe Hohenstaufen Dynasty BeginsThe Red-Bearded Warrior KingCaptor of the LionheartStupor MundiThe Great InterregnumThe King of PeaceThe Rise of the HabsburgsThe ReformationEight Million DeadThe Dissolution(and more)