HFM 070 | Marozia of Rome: The Woman who Ruled the Papacy

May 19, 2014


Despite what most people think about the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages, the pope wasn’t all that powerful. In fact — it was easy to manipulate him for your own ends. One such woman who did just that was Marozia of Rome: Mother to one pope, lover to another, grandmother to yet another.

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About Michael Rank

Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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