John Wyclith Facts - History, Achievements,

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John Wyclith was an Oxford Scholar. He denounced the established church as corrupt.

He emphasized study of the bible and individual interpretations of the scriptures as source of inspiration and guide for moral life.

Wyclith believed that a good man could give the sacraments just as well as an ordained priest.

He questioned the wealth of the church stating that Christ and the apostles lived in poverty.

He died in his bed. After Wyclith’s death, the Catholic church claimed Wyclith to be a heretic and his bones were dug up and burnt at the stake.

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Kings and Queens of England

Medieval Castles in England

Tudor England Government Policies and Acts

Martin Luther and the rise of Protestantism

 

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