Diet of Nuremberg is split between obedience and demand for reform

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Historical Context Note

Lorenzo Campeggio, the papal legate, at the Diet of Nuremberg orders the Edict of Worms (of May 1521) to be carried out as far as possible. The' Lutheran' Party, led by the Elector Frederick the Wise of Saxony, and Philip, Landgrave of Hesse, the pupil of Philip Melanchthon, demand that a national synod should meet to discuss church reform at Speyer in Nov.
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Editors. "Diet of Nuremberg is split between obedience and demand for reform". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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