Battle of Benevento Pits Charles of Anjou Against Manfred of Sicily Hot

Battle of Benevento Pits Charles of Anjou Against Manfred of Sicily

Battle of Benevento
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The Battle of Benevento takes place between Charles of Anjou and Manfred of Sicily. Charles had entered into a secret treaty with Pope Urban IV to take the kingdom of Sicily away from Manfred. Charles' victory and the destruction of Manfred's forces mean the end of rule by the house of Hohenstaufen in Italy, which is Urban's primary goal.

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