The dramatic story of the collapse of the medieval world.
Episode 1 – From Despair to Defiance "I would never have thought that such a storm would rise from Rome over one simple scrap of paper..." (Martin Luther) Few if any men have changed the course of history like Martin Luther. In less than ten years, this fevered German monk plunged a knife into the heart of an empire that had ruled for a thousand years, and set in motion a train of revolution, war and conflict that would reshape Western civilization, and lift it out of the Dark Ages. Luther's is a drama that still resonates half a millennium on. It's an epic tale that stretches from the gilded corridors of the Vatican to the weathered church door of a small South German town; from the... More »