“In an attempt to prematurely eject Gregory from his coveted papal throne, Bernabo partnered with the leaders of Florence in July of 1375 to form an 8-person committee called the “Otto della Guerra” (“8 Men of War”). Together, the group orchestrated a chain of revolts across Italian cities in the name of their cause, eventually turning the whole of the Roman Vatican against Gregory. This riotous period became known as the “War of the 8 Saints.” That”

Charles River Editors, The Western Schism of 1378: The History and Legacy of the Papal Schism that Split the Catholic Church
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