The condition of the church (W/HVIII) (Extent of anticlerical feeling)


The condition of Church

Extent of anticlerical feeling

Difficult to asses level of anticlerical feeling- Most celebrated case is Richard Hunne.

Hunne was a London Merchant, who refused to pau the mortuary fee after his infant son died in 1511.
The grieving father responded with a series of law suits during which his house was searched and a large quantity of Lollard literature was found.
Hunne was arrested as a suspected heretic by the bishop of London- he was then


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