Luther in Worms
"Here I Stand!" - Luther at the Imperial Diet of Worms-> Background information about the Imperial Diet of Worms
Luther arrived in Worms as part of a triumphal procession. The emperor and church officials expected him to recant his theses while at the Diet.
Luther's books were placed on a table. He was then asked if they were his works and whether he wanted to recant any of the information. Luther requested time to think over his reply and the next day he answered with the well-known speach:
PoisoningsMany legends tell of Luther's enemies using various methods to try to get rid of him, both in Worms and back in Wittenberg.
Some stories have been passed on about attempts to poison Luther. These attempts failed; either the Reformer recovered from them, or the recepticles with the poison fell and broke before he had a chance to drink from them...