The Holy Roman Empire

By: Justin Rath, and David Murillo

Holy Roman Empire

  • It started out as a real empire when the king of Germany invaded Italy, but slowly it became a confederacy of the small states
  • It was a political body in western Europe from 800 to 1806
  • From the 11th to the 12th century its name changed from the Roman Empire to the Holy Empire
  • At its height, the Roman Empire covered over two million square miles stretching from the Rhine River to Egypt and from Britain to Asia Minor.
  • The Holy Roman Empire used their military to gain power, and conquered a lot of land, which made them one of the most feared empire in Europe

Essential Questions

1. How was power gained in the Holy Roman Empire?
2. What effects did the Holy Roman Empire have on its people?
The Holy Roman Empire