Editors. "Maximilian I ends the effective rule of the Executive Council". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Maximilian I insisted on the resignation of Berthold of Henneberg as arch-chancellor of the Empire. His mistake was to declare that the Emperor elect had acted contrary to the Edicts of Worms and Augsburg. With this dismissal, the efficacy of the Executive Council of the Empire was greatly diminished.