Crises of the 14th Century, part 3 – The Western Schism and Babylonian Captivity

Along with the crises of the Black Plague which devastated much of Europe and crippled society and the 100 Years War, which cost hundreds of lives on both sides of the conflict, the Western Schism affected the Papacy and its effective rule over Christendom.  It began with the Babylonian Captivity which moved the seat of … Continue reading Crises of the 14th Century, part 3 – The Western Schism and Babylonian Captivity