Field Reports: Martin Luther Disappears, 1521 — The leader of the church reform movement is branded a heretic at his trial in Worms, Germany, and subsequently disappears. A review of his life and the controversy he has incited explains his challenge to the ecclesiastical hierarchy as well as the dispute over works and faith. Pope Orders Book Burnings in Southern Europe, 1501 — The influence of Gutenberg's invention, which poses cetain threats to the Church, fuels the struggle between reason and faith. African King Affonso I Suspends the Portuguese Slave Trade, c. 1525 — The report focuses on collusion among European traders and corrupt village chiefs who help to supply slave labor for the sugar industry in the West Indies. Leonardo da Vinci Dies, 1519 — The story highlights his scientific and artistic accomplishments. Point/Counterpoint: Justice of the Peace Sir John Harrison and Mary Wilson, wife of a Norwich alderman, debate the merits of the poor laws. Anchor Stories: Queen Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII Have a Daughter, Elizabeth, 1534; Chinese Agree to Neutrality Pact with Vietnam, 1540; Aztec King Montezuma Is Killed During Cortes Takeover; Columbus Dies, 1506; Polish Monk Nicolaus Copernicus Challenges Scientific and Religious Community, 1543; Isabella d’Este, Ruler of Mantua, Italy, Makes an Alliance with Emperor Charles V, 1529; Geronimo Cardano of Pavia, Italy, Announces a New Theory on Asparagus.

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