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Pecock, Reginald
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(Peacock; Pavo; c. 1393, Wales – 1460/1461, Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire). After studying theology at Oxford (since 1409), Pecock served as a parish priest and later as a bishop (St. Asaph 1444, Chichester 1450). Despite several works against the Lollards, in 1457 he was charged with heresy; he was forced to recant, and several of his works were burned. After resigning his bishopric in 1459, he lived under house arrest in Thorney and was forbidden to write. Attacking the biblicism of the Lollards, he preferred reaso…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Pecock, Reginald”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024434>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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