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Anabaptists and the Reformation

so, of his printed writings has survived, and the chief events in his career are otherwise well attested. Of no other leader of the Anabaptists can so much be said; biographies of the greater part of them must for ever go unwritten, because materials no longer exist for more than the meagrest of sketches. There has been no attempt in these pages at idealising Hübmaier. What he was and what he did will be found plainly set forth, and as far as possible in his own words, with no concealment of his errors, no apology for his faults. His life and teachings, his character and fate, will speak for themselves, and the biographer need add nothing further.