Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy [John Julius Norwich]

Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy - John Julius Norwich

I was a little worried about reading this book, since it spans over 2000 years and the last time I read a book that spanned centuries of time and covered large areas, it didn't work out well. This book manages to tell the reader about 2000 years worth of Popes, monarchy and history without it being too much. Norwich is very honest in his writing and doesn't mince words