The year is 1062: the young king of the Holy Roman Empire, Henry IV, a teenager, is celebrating a banquet with his mother on an island in the Rhine in what is now Düsseldorf. He has invited some of the princes of the empire to join him. Among them is Archbishop Anno II of Cologne. What happened following the banquet was to go down in the history books. In his childish enthusiasm, the Archbishop of Cologne lured the young king onto his magnificent ship and kidnapped him. Who was this Anno, a true political rising star for his time? Find out in this episode.
Sources & Literature: L. F. Hesse, Die Jahrbücher des Lambert von Hersfeld (Die Geschichtschreiber der deutschen Vorzeit, 11,5), Berlin 11855 (http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de)
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