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Unformatted text preview: March 18 Innocent III and England Archbishopric of Canterbury fell vacant in 1205 King John appointed one of his favored nobles The monks at Canterbury secretly elected a different man without the kings permission Both men went to the papal court in Rome for confirmation Innocent III rejected both elections as uncanonical, and appointed his own choice as archbishop Stephen Langton c.1150-1228 Studied theology at Paris Innocent appointed him a cardinal-priest in a church in Rome Innocent appointed him as the next archbishop of Canterbury in 1207 Out of the three contenders, he was the only one truly qualified King John refused to accept Langton as archbishop, barred his entry into England, and expelled the monks from Canterbury Innocent threatened to place England under interdict bur john refused to give in Interdict One of the two undisputed weapons the pope could use on a secular ruler....
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course MDST 201 taught by Professor Hamonic during the Fall '10 term at University of Tennessee.
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