Middle Ages The Monarchy

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The Power of the Church
The one major exception to the feudal hierarchy was: the ______________. The church was led by the Pope in Rome. During medieval England, the church had a LOT of power. It set ______________________, made its own laws, ran its own courts, and kept kings and noblemen in line by using the threat of _________________________________ (kick out). When ____________________________________, who was Henry II’s ___________________________________, began to favor the church over the crown, four knights who were loyal to the king murdered him, thus making him a ______________________ and _________________________ of the church. His shrine at Canterbury became a destination for pilgrims and is described in ___________________________________________________.

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