I can use this printing press for my 95 theses! Now I can write it easily and quickly!
You are excommunicated!
Popes, cardinals, and bishops started acting like royalty. They were wealthy and powerful since people started treating them like royalty. Monks, nuns, and priests broke their vows, got married, and had children.
I must write the Bible in German!
The Gutenberg Press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg. It helped copy books fast and easily, such as the Bible. It was a big help for Luther because it could use it to write the 95 theses.
Martin Luther wrote the 95 Theses and nailed them onto the Church door. This caused Pope Leo X to get upset and he excommunicated Luther as well as labeling him a heretic.
Luther went into hiding and translated the Bible to German so that people can interpret the Bible in their own way since it was in Latin.
The Peasants War. The peasants revolted because they thought Luther would take their side but it turned out that he chose to take the side of royalty because he wanted to change the Church not help them with their revolt.
The Peace of Augsburg. The Peace of Augsburg said that every prince can choose what the religion of their city will be. They did this so that there would be no conflict about what religion their city should be.