After suffering the Black Plague, the Great Famine, and ongoing war with France, the common folk of England didn’t need a corrupt ecclesiastical system that bled them dry.
Into this dark time came Doctor John Wycliffe, the "Morning Star of the Reformation", who raged publicly against the abuses within the Church of his day.
Doctor Wycliffe engineered the first English translation of the Bible for all to read, and he inspired his followers, commonly called Lollards, to go into the English villages and towns to preach the gospel according to the Scriptures. The impact these men had upon the ordinary folk was almost as amazing as the adventures they experienced. Men from humble beginnings — like William Shephard and Thomas Plowman — rose up to shake the Church to its core and change the course of English history.
The Poor Preachers is an epic tale of courage, faith, and the right way to swing a scythe!