Throughout Inferno, Dante alludes to his views toward the Catholic church, and his overall discontent with the way that it had been controlling the way that people were living. Dante had been a strong believer in Catholicism, but Pope Boniface VIII had become one who did not represent what religion was supposed to be about. He was extremely power-hungry and wanted all control to be
What was the significance of the conflict between Philip IV and Boniface VIII: The struggle for authority between Pope Boniface the 7th and Philip the 4th isn't the first time we have seen breach in the bond between the HRE and the Pope. Fredrick Barbarossa and his son both had quarrels with Popes. And it normally starts with the HRE getting the idea that the state should rule the church and they usually break all sorts of rules out of desperation. As we see Philip began to tax the church estates and the clergy because he could not keep up with England in the war. However it really started when Boniface declared that anyone who payed the tax was instantly excommunicated.
John refused and in April 1204, Philip Augustus began to prepare for more attacks on John 's land; it was decreed that John had defied a feudal superior, so was no longer entitled to his lands. John 's marriage to Isabella was highly controversial, and made John a great deal of enemies in France. For this reason, it could be argued that John was to blame for the loss of Normandy, due to the fact that he would have been fully aware of Isabella 's betrothal to Hugh le Brun, and had the chance, which he did not take, to resolve matters with Hugh by meeting with Philip Augustus. In fact, many historians may hold the view that John 's stubbornness and undiplomatic nature had a huge part to play in the loss of Normandy, and that 'John made errors in refusing to attend Philip 's court. ' (Dicken, Holland &
Charles I son of James VI of Scotland tries to enforce the Divine Right of Kings but faces opposition from Parliament this begins the English Civil war. Charles I then makes several mistakes including marrying Henrietta of France, who was a Catholic yet England was Protestant. All mistakes have consequences and King Charles first consequence was a strained and wounded marriage to his wife Henrietta. Charles often got into trouble, and one of the times was when he tried to impose a new prayer book in Scotland. This angered the Scots and they went to War against England.
Since Ferdinand grew up strictly Catholic, he didn’t allow many other religions as king which "made many Bohemians frustrated". Another cause of the revolt was that Ferdinand started to close down some Protestant churches(McKay et al. 562). The Bohemians soon got rid of Ferdinand as king and replaced him with Frederick V (Sturmberger). All of this conflict built up until fighting broke out, and this fighting lead to what is now known today as the Thirty Years ' War ("Ferdinand II
Throughout history, religion has played an important role in the lives of the English settlers; many people believed in different religions, and this has caused problems within the New World colonies. Religion was strictly enforced, and punished according to your beliefs. When the English settlers decided to set sail to find refuge from the religious restriction, they were hopeful for a new life. People did not want to stay somewhere where they did not believe in the religion that was practiced, for it was punishable by death. The Colonists suffered many hardships; Britain was a Catholic community at the time, and the settlers that moved to America were Protestant.
First, the church played a significant role in the marriage institution. Before the Protestant Reformation took place, the Catholic Church had the sole power to dissolve a union based on one of the following reasons: lack of consent, unrecognized kinship relationship, pre-contract to marry, non-consummation, or insanity (Foreman, 2014). In the case of Henry VIII, Catherine was unable to produce a male heir, and his blooming romance with Anne Boleyn fueled Henry 's hope of a male heir. Despite Henry 's petitions to the Catholic Church, Henry was unable to legitimize his annulment claims, thus leading Henry to part ways with the Catholic Church (Foreman, 2014). A departure from the Catholic Church heralded the separation of church and state.
The Protestants were uprising against Mary. If Elizabeth, as a Catholic, supported Mary, Elizabeth would be considered an illegal child in the eyes of the church, but Elizabeth did not want to go against her half-sister. Even worse! After Mary got married, she imprisoned Elizabeth because she thought Elizabeth was plotting against her. After Mary Tudor died, Elizabeth became the ruler of England.
The main cause of King Charles death was that he was consuming too much power, raising taxes unreasonably, ignoring the Parliament and imprisoning those who did not pay up. Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to his conscience. Charles ' problems revolved around religion and a lack of money. The disagreement between Charles ' and Parliament has been going on for several of years. Many of his subjects opposed his policies, and would charge unreasonable taxes without the Parliaments consent and would recognize his actions as those of a tyrannical absolute monarch.
Furthermore, friendships can be ruined by the discrepancy in ideals, as shown by Thomas More and The Duke of Norfolk. The Oath of Supremacy was mandatory and everyone in England had no choice but to take it. Thomas and Norfolk were once very good friends, though Thomas’ refusal in taking the Oath of Supremacy brought their relationship into forced conflict. No man can serve two masters, and since Norfolk serves the King, he cannot stay friends with any man such as Thomas, who opposes the King’s wishes. Throughout the play, Norfolk pressures Thomas to go against his morals to coincide with the King’s requests.