Forged in fire and brimstone
Between 1534 and 1535, the German city of Münster was seized by radical Anabaptists –an outlawed religious sect–who set about creating a ‘new Jerusalem’ in anticipation of the end of the world. Besieged by the local ruler, for over a year the city was held in the grip of a fire-and-brimstone theocracy, its citizens subject to fanaticism, violence, communalism, and enforced polygamy.
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