Johann Tetzel c. 1465–11 August 1519

A brief disclaimer: this is not an attack on the present-day Catholic Church. It will be talking about the medieval era, a time when the people of Europe believed that there were witches, that the planet was flat, and that their kings were directly chosen by God.

Most people in this world were illiterate, and the lucky ones died at 30. This is not a debate about the validity of organised religion or the existence of God. This is the story of how…



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