Editors. "Protestant demands are refused at the Diet of Worms". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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The rulers of the Holy Roman Emperor meet at a sitting of the Diet of Worms. The Protestant princes express dissatisfaction at the terms of the general church council summoned by Pope Paul III. However, Charles V refuses their calls for an independent, permanent religious settlement for Germany.