Did the reformation help spark off the Knight's War of 1522?

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  • Created by: Kate H
  • Created on: 19-04-15 10:47
  • The Imperial Knight's were minor noblemen who owed allegiance directly to the Emperor. Their land holdings were often very small- a castle and several villages. They felt increasingly powerless alongside the powerful princes. They wanted to see Germany more united under central authority, and resented the foregin influence of the Pope, and the huge land holdings and authority of the church. They therefore saw Lutheranism as…

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