We would endure a time second only in bitterness and division to the Great Schism that attended the Vietnam War.
The restoration of the pontificate to Rome in 1375 was shortly followed by the Great Schism.
The article covers the period from 1784 to the time of the Great Schism of 1844.
But for England the Great Schism and heresy of the sixteenth century, already dissolving to-day, would long ago have died.
When the Great Schism arose it was natural that the same methods should be employed by the rival popes against each other.
These manifold scandals were aggravated by the Great Schism of the West, which continued above fifty years.
The question which troubled Armagnac was a last struggle of the Great Schism.
Meanwhile the Great Schism of the Church rages, before and after Rienzi.
It is the Great Schism which would appear to have converted Wycliffe into a declared opponent of the papacy.
During the Great Schism persecution slackened, but already, in 1416, fresh decrees were issued against the Waldenses.