Daily History Byte: 10 surprising facts about the Reformation

How much do you know about the Reformation? There might yet be something new you can learn about them.

One of the most important events in world history, the 16th-century Reformation tore apart the Christian world, splintering Catholic Europe and creating a new faith: Protestantism. Yet, as Dr Kathleen Chater explains in her new book, this seismic movement had relatively low-key beginnings: in 1517 a German monk, Martin Luther, merely thought there was room for improvement in the Roman Catholic church to which he belonged. Instead, he discovered he had founded a new religion.

Source: 10 surprising facts about the Reformation | History Extra

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