3 Answered Questions for the topic catholic church
Was any Medieval state ever "partially" Roman Catholic?
It is my understanding that in most of (if not all) the states in western medieval Europe the Roman Catholic church was the only recognized religious body. I'm looking for an example of a state... more
Has Catholic excommunication ever caused the dethronement of any king?
Wikipedia has a list of people excommunicated by the Catholic Church, with a little explanation of the causes for each case, but (understandably) none of the effects. I'm curious if this measure... more
Did the Pope's crossbow and archery bans have any effect?
One of the more famous and certainly curious decisions at the [Second Council of the Lateran](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Council_of_the_Lateran) in 1139 was a ban on using missile troops... more