History Jar Challenge 17

Well I very nearly bit off more than I could chew with the French monarchs! And I clearly didn’t cover the restoration of the Bourbons. Scottish monarchs seem like light relief after this week’s exertions.

My challenge for you this week is possibly almost as fiendish – Popes from the beginning of the Eleventh century to the end of the sixteenth century please. It does mean that you will have to deal with the Avignon Papacy from 1309 to 1376 and the resulting Papal Schism when there were two popes at the same time but don’t worry which pope was which – just consider how many you can name.

For a warm up the pope pictured in this post is Pope Clement VII – which part of English history is he closely associated with? And who was the English Pope?

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