Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor 1111

walwyn Sun, 08/14/2011 - 17:50
Thursday, April 13, 1111

On the 12th of February Henry appear at St Peter's Basilica in order to be crowned by Pope Paschal II. However, he read a statement demanding that the fiefs held by the clergy be returned to the crown. Paschal refused to crown him, and Henry refused to give up his claim to the right to appoint the abbots and bishops. Paschal and a number of other clergy were imprisoned, and Paschal forced to grant the Henry the right of investiture.

On the 13th of April 1111, Pope Paschal II crowned Henry as the Holy Roman Emperor.