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A revelatory biography of a remarkable Renaissance man whose rationalist convictions changed not only the development of the church and Europe post-Reformation, but also exercised a profound influence on how the individual relates to society.
DEREK WILSON is well known through his books, radio and TV appearances, frequent journalistic features and festival appearances as one of the UK's leading narrative historians. Among his critically acclaimed and bestselling books are- The King and the Gentleman- Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell 1599-1649 In the Lion's Court- Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII All the King's Women- Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II Charlemagne- The Great Adventure
"A first-rate biography" Scottish Sunday Mail "Scores highly in thoroughness, clarity and human sympathy. If you want a model of how to defy uncomprehending power - your equivalent of Luther's Pope, Emperor, Church - or a model of how to laugh at the Devil, Wilson has provided a reliable guide as to how Luther did it" Sunday Telegraph "Wilson tells the story well and places it carefully in context, but what makes his book sprecial is the superb closing chapter, where he deals with what these days we would call Luther's legacy" Herald "A vibrantly written book which focuses on personalities as well as the momentous events surrounding them - the impact of which will never be lost" Belfast Telegraph