Section 7. Books of the Reformation

59. Martin Luther Against Henry, King of the English, 1522

Museum of the Book, London

Luther did not let Henry VIII’s attack of 1521 go unanswered, responding in 1522 with this tract calling the king a "wretched scribbler", "a sacrilegious despoiler" and even "a vessel of Satan" making for an irreparable rift between the two.