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"James":r40jrekf wrote:
I’m pretty sure that the Pope would have much more power than a King of some country. So wouldn’t it have been the Pope that should’ve given Hus a safe travel? And even if either the Pope or King granted happy traveling to him, he truly wasn’t safe due to his controversial theology.[/quote:r40jrekf]
Like today, there were kings and princes who either ignored the Pope, or just gave him lip service. One of the major factors in princes siding behind Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers was it increased the power and status they had. Removing the Pope and the obedience they had to him made them the top dogs in their territories. No longer responsible to any other authorities, they increased their own power.