Munster capitulates to the Hessian army and Catholicism is restored

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Historical Context Note

The German city of M√ľnster, which has been under the rule of an Anabaptist theocracy since February 1534, capitulates to the Hessian army. The Anabaptist leaders John of Leyien and Burgomaster Knipperdollinck are tortured to death, and the city is restored to the bishop, who re-establishes Catholicism.
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Editors. "Munster capitulates to the Hessian army and Catholicism is restored". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: Germany and Central Europe