Sciarra Colonna strikes Pope Boniface VIII
19th-century illustration, "Boniface Struck by Colonna," drawn by Vierge. In an incident that is probably popular lore rather than factual, Sciarra Colonna slaps Pope Boniface VIII. in 1303 during a conflict over the extent of papal authority.
Image ID: 000232
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Image size: 11.1 Mpixels (31.9 MB uncompressed) - 2764x4032 pixels (9.2x13.4 in / 23.4x34.1 cm at 300 ppi)
Image keywords: 1300s, 14th-century, Boniface VIII, Eon595, EonBudget, Europe, Illustrations, John Clark Ridpath, Medieval, Middle Ages, People, Philip IV, Religion-Mythology, Sciarra Colonna, Vierge, gauntlets, mercenaries, papacy, popes