This text comprises a historical and biographical account of the life of the Christian reformer Martin Luther, written by the prolific nineteenth century writer and playwright Henry Mayhew. In order to ascertain certain facts and gain a unique insight into the life of Martin Luther, Mayhew visited a great deal of the scenes of Luther’s early life, spending years amongst the residents and localities mentioned in the text. In an attempt to gleam previously unknown information about Martin Luther, Mayhew submersed himself in Luther’s world, poring over innumerable parish documents and worn-out chronicles in an attempt to provide a uniquely insightful account of his life that would prove highly successful. This astoundingly enlightening text would make a great addition to anyone’s bookshelf, proving to be a comprehensive account of one of the most influential men in modern history. Originally published in 1900, we are proudly republishing this classic text with a new introductory biography of the author.