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The Events Of 1536

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In 1536, on a Wednesday before the feast of Anthony the Abbot, which was January 12, Knipperdolling and Krechting were brought to Münster for execution, and were kept there in prison until Saturday after the feast of Anthony, which was January 22, the day dedicated to St. Vincent the Martyr. On the day before he was to be brought before public court, the king was asked whether he desired a priest to console him with Holy Scripture and with whom to engage seriously in business of eternal salvation, since he was to die the next day. He replied that he would consider it a favor if they would let Lord John of Siburg, the prince’s chaplain talk with him, and he employed chaplain’s services throughout the night. In prison, he privately retracted all his errors apart from those concerning baptism and humanity of Christ.

Keywords: Anthony the Abbot; Holy Scripture; Knipperdolling; Krechting; Lord John of Siburg; Münster



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