5 posts tagged with thegoldenageofbastards by askmeaboutLOOM.
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They'd probably save a lot of trouble and idiocy at the Vatican if they would only institute this policy. [more inside]
What is possibly left to be said of Pope Alexander VI that hasn't already been said? Answer: Honestly, compared to the standards of secular nobility of the time, he really wasn't any worse. [more inside]
Pope Sixtus IV was another notorious practitioner of nepotism. A member of the Franciscan Order of Friars, he was responsible for the commissioning of the Sistine Chapel, and authorized an Inquisition targeting converted (Jewish) Christians in Spain, at the request of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. He was largely responsible for endorsing the burgeoning artistic movements leading to the Italian Renaissance, but also renewed the crusade against the Turks and reinforced the slavery policy. [more inside]
Pope Pius II, surprisingly, seems to have been a pretty legitimately good and interesting person; even serving as poet laureate of Austria before eventually ending up in, and finally head of, the largest organized crime syndicate in history. However, his greatest crime could be seen as being indirectly responsible for the Twilight series. [more inside]
Also known as Pope Nicholas V, he didn't seem like such a bad guy, for the most part...other than the whole "Papal consent to the slave trade" thing. Live recorded video is available. [more inside]