The History of Cologne

The History of Cologne

The podcast about the history of the 2,000 years old city of Cologne in Germany

#46 Enough is enough! - The Revolt of 1074 AD against Archbishop Anno II in Cologne

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It is shortly after Easter, the highest feast of Christianity, in the year 1074 AD. Just then, Archbishop Anno of Cologne celebrated the feast of the Resurrection of the Lord together with the Bishop of Münster. But when he sends out his servants to confiscate his guest an ideal Rhine ship that does not even belong to him for the guest's journey home, the situation in Cologne escalates in just one day. In the evening Anno should remain under siege by an angry mob outside in Cologne Cathedral, while the mob incessantly tries to tear down the cathedral portal to kill him. How this escalated so quickly, you will learn in this episode.


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The History of Cologne is a podcast that tells the story of Cologne, Germany. It’s a city with 2,000 years worth of history and it has so much to tell! Listen to the city growing. Dive into the early history of the city being founded by the Romans. How did it become a bustling medieval city? How did Cologne perform during Napoleon and the Industrial Revolution? And how about the Nazi time? Triweekly schedule, going chronological from the Roman roots up until today.
Where is this podcast now in the chronology: 1075 AD.
Next episode: 19th December

by Willem Fromm


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