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3 January 1521 – The Excommunication of Martin Luther

| January 3, 2014

3 January 1521 – The Excommunication of Martin Luther

On 3rd January 1521, Pope Leo X issued the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem excommunicating Martin Luther, reformer, German priest and Professor of Theology, from the Catholic Church. The Pope had asked Luther to retract his “Ninety-Five Theses” (full name: The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences or Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis […]

The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England – A Review and Rundown

| June 7, 2013

The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England – A Review and Rundown

Having studied the history of Christianity at university, I was really looking forward to watching this programme on Bible translator and condemned heretic William Tyndale. As Melvyn Bragg stated, Tyndale is one of the greatest men in English history, yet not many people have even heard of him. This programme set out to put that […]

Martin Luther and Anne Boleyn

| January 3, 2012

Martin Luther and Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 3rd January 1521, Pope Leo X issued the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem excommunicating Reformer, German priest and professor of theology Martin Luther from the Catholic Church. The Pope had asked Luther to retract his Ninety-Five Theses (full name: The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences or […]

31st October – On this Day in History…

| October 31, 2011

31st October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 31st October… 1491 – Henry VII’s son, Henry (the future Henry VIII), was created Duke of York. 1517 – Martin Luther wrote to Albert, Archbishop of Mainz, and the Bishop of Brandenburg protesting against the sale of indulgences and sending them a copy of The Ninety-Five Theses (proper title: “Disputation […]