The amazing story of John Wycliff, who was declared a heretic by the Council of Constance in 1415, years after his death. His books were burned, his body exhumed and burned, and his ashes scattered in the River Swift. Despite this effort at obliteration, he remains The Morning Star of the Reformation.
John Wycliffe (1320-1384) was a theologian and early proponent of reform in the Roman Catholic Church during the 14th century. He initiated the first translation of the Bible into the English language and is considered the main precursor of the Protestant Reformation. Wycliffe was born at Ipreswell (modern Hipswell), Yorkshire, England, between 1320 and 1330; and he died at Lutterworth (near Leicester) December 31, 1384.