John Wycliffe – Morning Star of the Reformation

This is a short anonymous biography of John Wycliffe which has five nice pen and ink illustrations. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain title available for digitisation. Anonymous, Life and Times of John Wycliffe. The Morning Star of the Reformation, 2nd edn. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1884. Hbk. pp.160. [Click…

Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought and Learning by Reginald Poole

This is a collection of sketches from Medieval Church history and includes studies on Gottschalk, John Scotus, Peter Abelard, Thomas Aquinas and John Wycliffe. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this book available for digitisation. Reginald Lane Poole [1857-1939], Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought and Learning, 2nd edn. London:…

Sketches of Church History from 600 to 1300 AD by G.S.M. Walker

That the so-called “Dark Ages” contained a surprising amount of light soon becomes clear from the pages of this second volume in the Paternoster Church History. Even the Medieval Papacy, whose rise and fall is, broadley speaking, covered by the period of this book, and which became a laughing-stock and was treated as a scandal,…