- skip - Brewer’s

Pope’s Tiara (The)

.

He calls himself (1) Head of the Catholic or Universal Church; (2) Sole Arbiter of its Rights; and (3) Sovereign Father of all the kings of the earth. From these assumptions he wears a triple crown—one as High Priest, one as Emperor, and one as King. (See Brady, 250, 251.)

⁂ For the first five centuries the Bishops of Rome wore a bonnet, like other ecclesiastics.

Pope Hormasdas (514–523) placed on his bonnet the crown sent him by Clovis.

Boniface VIII. (1224–1303) added a second crown during his struggles with Philip the Fair.

John XXII. (1410–1415) assumed the third crown.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Poor Richard
Poor Tassel (A)
Poorer than Irus (“Iro pauperior”)
Pop the Question (To)
Pope
Pope
Pope
Pope
Pope Joan
Pope’s Sermon (A)
Pope’s Tiara (The)
Popefigland
Popinjay
Popish Plot
Poplar (The)
Porcelain
Porch (The)
Porcupine
Porcus
Porcus Literarum
Pork! Pork!