Martin Luther's protests against the teachings of the Catholic church set off a religious revolution - the Reformation. But who was he, and why did his protests have such an impact? How did he manage to stay one step ahead of the Church, and to survive all efforts to silence him and to wipe out his teachings? What impact did his teachings have, first on his native country, and then throughout the world? Why did he matter - and why does he still matter now? The Instant Expert series is a "first-steps" introduction to a topic - simple, easy to access, and clearly designed. They are authoritative and reliable and will tell you everything you need to know, in an hour's read, to bluff your way through a dinner party.