Who was burnt at the stake for heresy against the doctrines of the Catholic Church?
What factor contributed to the Reformation in the 16th Century
Martin Luther's excommunication by the Pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.
Drought and famine in Germany
Significance of girdle books in the 15th Century
Used by nomads
Symbol of Catholic subjugation
Only carried by Religious figures
Symbolised wealth and status of user
How was this object altered in the 16th Century?
The clasps were refitted
The tail flaps at the ends have been cut off
The text was rubricated
The book was rebound
Girdle books were easy to produce
Who could afford girdle books
The Protestant Reformation helped make Religion more accessible to everyone.