Historical Committee

Topic 1: Council of Constance


The year is 1414. Europe is divided, and the most powerful institution in Europe, the Roman Catholic Church, is divided between three Popes: one in Rome, one in Avignon, and one in Pisa. The threat of Jan Hus' heresy, a conflict between the Kingdom of Poland and the Order of Teutonic Knights, and other crises keep the Papal authorities busy. "Pope" John XXIII calls for a council in Germany to figure out the mess, and from the 16th of November 1414 to the 22nd of April 1418, the highest and most learned members of the Catholic church meet and discuss the future of Catholicism and power in Europe. You will take your place as a cardinal, bishop, abbot or "learned doctor of law and divinity" to solve Europe's political and theological conflicts. Dominus vobiscum.

Committee

Roles:

Sigismund, King of the Romans and Hungarians

“Pope” John XXIII

Cardinal Odonne Colonna

Francesco Zabaralla (canon lawyer)

Bishop of Concordia

Bishop of Alexandria de la Paglia

Pile ; Archbishop of Genoa

John of Falkenberg (German)

Andrew, Bishop of Pofen (German)

Paulus Vladimiri (Paweł Włodkowic, Polish)

Peter, Bishop of Rypen (Danish)

Pierre d'Ailly (Cardinal and Bishop of Cambrai)

Guillaume Fillastre (Cardinal and Bishop of San Marco)

Jean Charlier de Gerson, chancellor of the University of Paris

Nicholas, Bishop of Bath

Thomas, Abbot of St. Mary’s in York