Session739
TitlePolitical Activism and the Later Wycliffites
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorLollard Society / Centrum Medievistických Studií, Praha
 
OrganiserPavel Soukup, Centrum Medievistických Studií, Filosofický ústav, Akademie věd České republiky, Praha
Michael van Dussen, Department of English, McGill University, Québec
 
Moderator/ChairMichael van Dussen, Department of English, McGill University, Québec
 
Paper 739-a Lollard Activism in Mid 15th-Century England
(Language: English)
Maureen Jurkowski, Department of History, University College London
Index Terms: Law; Political Thought
Paper 739-b Criticism of the Hussite Crusades: Pragmatic and Pacifist Approaches
(Language: English)
Pavel Soukup, Centrum Medievistických Studií, Filosofický ústav, Akademie věd České republiky, Praha
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Crusades
Paper 739-c Later Lollard Pacifism
(Language: English)
Michael van Dussen, Department of English, McGill University, Québec
Index Terms: Crusades; Political Thought
 
AbstractWycliffites in mid 15th-century England are thought to have increasingly withdrawn from the publicly engaged reformism of earlier decades, congregating instead in private homes to read Scripture and hear sermons. There is, however, significant evidence of Wycliffite involvement in the social and political disturbances that affected both England and Hussite Bohemia at this time, from resistance to the anti-Hussite crusades, to the Lollard uprising of 1431, and finally participation in Cade's revolt (1453). Panelists will present research on this flourishing of religiously motivated political activism and provide context for militant and pacifist positions from the crusading polemics in Central Europe.