Name given to beliefs considered heretical in the late 14c, held by John Wyclif and his followers. Lollard was not intended to be a complimentary name. Their complaints against the Church were wide-ranging. They disliked the subjection of the English Church to Rome, the doctrine of tran-substantiation, clerical celibacy, temporal rule by the *clergy, the consecration of physical objects, masses for the dead (obits), going on *pilgrimage, and the veneration or worship of images. In 1401 the edict *De haeretico comburendo was passed, allowing for the burning of Lollards. Fierce suppression continued through the reign of Henry V. [MdEngl. < Du. lollaerd = mutterer] -

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