J. Loserth (essay date April 1896)
SOURCE: Loserth, J. “The Beginnings of Wyclif's Activity in Ecclesiastical Politics.” English Historical Review 11, no. 42 (April 1896): 319-28.
[In the following essay, Loserth attempts to establish the appropriate timeline for Wyclif's publication of his infamous critique of papal and ecclesiastical corruption during the volatile period of 1374–84.]
Since the time of Shirley and Lechler it has been usual to place the beginnings of Wyclif's engagement in ecclesiastical politics in the year 1366; in other words, he first came forward in questions of ecclesiastical politics in connexion with the demand made by Urban V upon Edward III for the payment of the tribute...
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