CHY 4U1 – Image Analysis The Reformation – The Diet of Worms Discussing the illustration: 1. This illustration shows another key event in Luther’s life. It shows him in 1521 at the Diet of Worms. What does the word “Diet” mean in this case? 2. From your knowledge of the Reformation, can you explain what the Diet of Worms was and why Luther was called and come to speak at it? 3. The Diet of Worms was called together by the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, who was also the king of Spain and the ruler of several other lands. Can you name him? 4. At the Diet of Worms, Luther was asked to give up some of his own beliefs about the Catholic Church. He refused to do that. Why do you suppose this was a brave thing for him to do? 5. How does the illustration help to make clear the danger Luther was in at the Diet and the courage it took for him to stand up against it?