On 18 April, 1521, almost exactly 500 years
ago, Martin Luther experienced what was
probably the most dangerous moment of
his entire life.
History Professor Michael Haykin
He had been asked to appear before the
Holy Roman Emperor, the Spaniard Charles
V, at the imperial Parliament (Diet) which
had been called to meet at Worms, which
was situated on the Upper Rhine, about 40
miles south of Frankfurt.
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