Martin Luther burns the Papal Bull for BBC History Magazine
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This job got me ready for Bonfire Night! On 10th December 1520, Protestant reformer Martin Luther burned the Exurge Domine papal bull, produced by Pope Leo X earlier that year, which made it illegal to read, preach, praise or defend Luther’s ideas, and declared them heretical. The bull demanded that Luther recant, but instead he gathered students in the town of Wittenberg and burned the bull. Luther’s reaction led to him being excommunicated and outlawed. This is the feature illustration for the Anniversaries section in the December 2021 issue of BBC History Magazine (out 1st November).

Becca Thorne
Bristol, United Kingdom

I’m a linocut specialist, creating work with a retro, rustic, organic feel. My work is frequently used to illustrate historical books and editorials which require a medieval or T… Show more.

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