The Poor Preachers

The Adventures of the First Lollards

by Arthur D Bardswell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/16/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781449729547
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781449729530
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781449729523

About the Book

Fourteenth-Century England.

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!

About the Author

Arthur D. Bardswell lives with his wife, Anne, and one of his three grown children in Melbourne, Australia. He has been involved in a number of interesting areas, from teaching gardening in a women’s prison to minding Reg Ansett’s indoor plants. He also teaches computer skills to technophobes and acts as door warden to two super-spoiled cats.


He has had many years of experience in writing, mainly for pleasure. His mother wrote scripts for the ABC, and it was she who first inspired him to write. Since then he has joined the FaithWriters writing community, risen to Master Writer level, and had some of his short stories published in their quarterly publication.


His enthusiasm for history, combined with his faith, inspired him to write the Poor Preacher series.