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Lollards
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[German Version]

(Wyclif[f]ites), adherents of the teachings of J. Wycliffe, were persecuted as heretics in England by both the church and the state until 1559. Spread beyond Oxford, initially by Wycliffe himself and later by his students, Wycliffite ideas were evident from 1382 in London, Leicester, Bristol, and elsewhere. This led to a tightening of the heresy laws (esp. stricter controlling of teachers of theology and priests who preached out-side their parishes; a penalty for possessing the English Bible and religious literature in the vernacular) and to ini…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Lollards”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13184>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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