The Diet of Spires (Diet of Speyer) which occurred in 1529 was an event similar to and following the Diet of Worms in 1521, but had a slightly different purpose. The German nobles gathered at Spires in order to protest the edict under which they had been placed prohibiting the dissemination of the rediscovered Gospel of justification in St. Paul.
To say that much was risked by all who stood against Rome at the Diet of Worms, Diet of Spires and the Diet of Augsburg (1530) in defense of the Gospel is a great understatement. Though some were placed under the imperial ban, they could have easily lost their lives.
This woodcut, a 19th century creation of William Walker based on a painting of another artist of the 19th century, George Cattermole, is a wonderfully detailed depiction of the bravery exhibited by the German nobles as well as Dr. Martin Luther himself. In this piece, Philipp Melanchthon is also featured just next to Dr. Luther.
Display this incredible artwork in your home or office, school or church today and proudly show the bravery of those daring to risk their lives to be Lutheran in defense of the Gospel.
We are very proud of this print, as the quality is amazing and the artwork itself is difficult to find. We are certain you will be more than pleased upon displaying such a fine work.