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Siege and sack of Magdeburg, Protestant city during the Thirty Years War, XVII century
Year 1631 sack of Magdeburg after the siege by Catholic forces of Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.
Foundation of a new Protestant church in Regensburg, year 1627
Regensburg 1627, laying foundation of a new Evangelical church
Frederick William II King of Prussia in XVIII century
Engraving portrait of Frederick William II King of Prussia adversary of Enlightenment and supporter of traditional Protestantism
William of Orange, king of England, Ireland, and Scotland in XVII century
Engraving portrait of William of Orange, king of England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 to 1702
woodcut “Luther and Hus sharing the Sacrament”
Woodcut “Luther und Hus das Abendmahl erteilend”, by Lukas Cranach (1472-1533). The Hus mentioned in the title is most likely Jan Hus, a Czech priest and reformer who died 68 jears before Luther’s birth. Thus the illustration is definitely to … Continued
Woodcut flyer from the Reformation Era
Woodcut flier from the Protestant Reformation time (XIV century), grotesquely depicting sinners being punished and swallowed by an unspecified monster. The prayer in ther caption is milder than the illustration (“intelligenti pauca”).