Take a Step Back in Time

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In 800AD, Charlemagne judges accusations held against Pope Leo III in the Vatican. Pope Leo III, later made a saint, was pope from 795AD to his death in 816AD. He had the full support from Charlemagne as Pope Leo III had coronated him in 800AD. Pope Leo III was accused of adultery and perjury and was attacked by a gang who unsuccessfully tried to gouge his eyes out in 799AD. This hatred from Rome’s nobility was inspired purely because he had not been a noble candidate for the papal post.

In 800AD, Charlemagne judges accusations held against Pope Leo III in the Vatican. Pope Leo III, later made a saint, was pope from 795AD to his death in 816AD. He had the full support from Charlemagne as Pope Leo III had coronated him in 800AD. Pope Leo III was accused of adultery and perjury and was attacked by a gang who unsuccessfully tried to gouge his eyes out in 799AD. This hatred from Rome’s nobility was inspired purely because he had not been a noble candidate for the papal post.

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