The Smalkaldic War and the Protestant Struggle Against Charles V Edward Armstrong

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The Smalkaldic War and the Protestant Struggle Against Charles V  by  Edward Armstrong

The Smalkaldic War and the Protestant Struggle Against Charles V by Edward Armstrong
February 7th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 49 pages | ISBN: | 4.47 Mb

In 1530 Charles V convened a diet at Augsburg for the settlement of religious disputes in Germany and preparation for war against the Turks, who were advancing into the empire. The diet issued a decree condemning most of the Protestant tenets. InMoreIn 1530 Charles V convened a diet at Augsburg for the settlement of religious disputes in Germany and preparation for war against the Turks, who were advancing into the empire. The diet issued a decree condemning most of the Protestant tenets.

In consequence of this the Protestant princes of Germany at once entered into a league, known as the Smalkaldic League, from Smalkald, Germany, where it was formed. They bound themselves to assist each other by arms and money in defence of their faith against the Emperor, and to act together in all religious matters. They concluded an alliance with Francis I, King of France, and from Henry VIII of England they received moral support and some material assistance.Charles was not yet ready to proceed to extremities.

In 1531 terms of pacification were agreed upon, and the Emperor received earnest support from Protestant Germany in his preparations against the Turks, who after all withdrew without a battle. During the next few years there was no open hostility between the two religious parties, but all attempts at reconciliation failed.

In 1538 the Catholic princes formed a counter-league, called the Holy League, and violent disputes continued.At last Charles determined to crush the Reformation in Germany by military force. The German Protestants refused to be bound by the decrees of the Council of Trent (1545), because it was held in a foreign country and presided over by the Pope. Their attitude confirmed the Emperor in his resolve, and in 1546 began the conflict known as the Smalkaldic War.



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