De heretico comburendo

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This statute was directed against the lollards, ‘a certain new sect’, who were causing dissension ‘under the cover of dissembled holiness’. It threatened them with the stake. Strong action against the heresy was pushed by Archbishop Arundel (1399–1414) and by the new king, Henry IV.

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