DR. JOHN WYCLIFFE, LOW-TECH BIBLE TRANSLATOR

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As corrupt clergy foul frauds did flaunt
Came John Wycliffe, with John of Gaunt;
First, came remonstration,
Then, Bible translation,
In English! In hand-written font!

COMMENTARY: See 1st Thessalonians 4:11.  Not only did John of Gaunt protect Dr. Wycliffe, for years when the Bible scholar’s life and work were in danger, John of Gaunt also fathered many children, leading to many family lineages that flourish today.   See Roderick W. Stuart, ROYALTY FOR COMMONERS, 4th edition (Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002).