Charles V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope (53 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Charles V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor and King of Italy by Pope Clement VII at Bologna. This is the last coronation of a Holy Roman Emperor by a pope. Now the Pope's political ally, Charles V persuades Clement to refuse Henry VIII's plea for a divorce from Charles' aunt, Catherine of Aragon.

Citation:
Editors. "Charles V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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