Key documents from 500 years ago that tell of the start of the Protestant Reformation have gone on show.
A display at the National Library of Scotland includes an extremely rare copy of a Latin text that helped change the course of history.
This item is the first ever printing of 95 theses produced by the monk Martin Luther in 1517. Luther's theses challenged the Catholic Church and were intended to spark academic debate.
However, his criticisms were soon taken up by followers who spread the message using the relatively new invention of the printing press. And after they were translated into German, Luther's 95 theses quickly gained widespread popularity.
Entitled 'The Reformation: What was it all about?', the display also features a rare copy of a papal bull of 1521. Issued by Pope Leo X, it severed Luther's ties with the Catholic Church when he was excommunicated.
The free display in Edinburgh runs until 14 January 2018.
Read more in the Reformation display media release.
19 October 2017