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Deudsch Catechismus-The Large Catechism. Martin Luther. Wittenberg 1530. Here Luther elucidates the Ten Commandments and the Apostles' Creed and ends with Holy Baptism and the Eucharist, the sacraments he recognized. The book is adressed primarily to ministers. It was essential for the formation of confessional identity. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

The Youth's Magic Horn. Ludwig Achim von Arnim. Clemens W. Brentano. Heidelberg and Frankfurt 1806/1808. Both poets of the Heidelberg Romantic collected folk songs handed down over centuries and published them together with their own poetry. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

Reply before his Imperial Majesty and Imperial Princess on the Imperial Diet of Worms. Martin Luther. Erfurt 1521. Luther refused to recant his doctrines on the Imperial Diet with the words: No I will not do it, whereupon the Emperor imposed the imperial ban on him. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

"Wittenberg", 1546/56, Historischer Sammelband, Vorderdeckel, Heidelberger historische Bestände, Cod. Pal. germ. 774

Henry was not able to divorce his wife or his whole country could have been excommunicated. He tried to use “Papal dispensation”, which means he tried to use his title to convince the Pope. King Henry was stupid and failed. His frustration forced him to write an Act of Supremacy over the Roman Catholic Church, in 1533. He made the Church of England and successfully divorced his wife, Catherine. He immediately remarried to Anne Boleyn for another go at a son. Ironically, he once again failed.

Capital. Karl Marx. First Volume. Hamburg. Edited by Otto Meissner 1867. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

Constitution for the Kingdom of Hannover 1833. hannover 26 September 1833. The prior constitution from 1819 was reformed under the strong initiatives from the liberal bureaucracy. The old liberal Carl Bertram Stüve was decisively involved in drafting it. (Deutsche Historisches Museum)

Did you know that on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses (or concerns) regarding the practices in the Catholic Church to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany? His a...