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These bibliographies are intended to embrace all fields relevant to Lollard studies, broadly defined. We seek to include texts relevant to the literary, historical, cultural, and religious milieu of Lollardy as well as those specifically by and about Lollard writers.

The Bibliography of Primary Sources contains five sections:

The primary bibliography contains only printed texts, not manuscripts.

The Bibliography of Secondary Sources has one section only, organized alphabetically by author; multiple works by one author are organized chronologically.

The List of Article Collections, which includes collected essays by scholars, festschriften, and so on, is now a separate page because studies in them are cited across all of the other pages on this site. Links from those references will connect you back to the full reference on this page.

Within the Bibliographies are full copies of some out-of-copyright texts available for download. Look for the  width= (.pdf) icon. Sizes of downloads are given in megabytes (mb). These have been bookmarked and reviewed for completeness.

Please NOTE, however, that sources appended to the Bibliography of Secondary Sources as .pdfs are NOT included because they are the best, or even because they are right. It would be a foolish student who referred to (for instance) Gairdner’s century-old study of “Lollardy and the Reformation” for accurate knowledge about the movement. These older studies are included here for students interested in the history of the study of Wycliffism, not for the study of Wycliffism itself. Start instead with Hudson’s 1988 study The Premature Reformation, or look to posts on this site’s homepage for more help.

For more bibliographical help on lollardy, there are two options aside from this site. The first is Derrick Pitard, “A Selected Bibliography for Lollard Studies,” in Lollards and their Influence in Late Medieval England, ed. Fiona Somerset, Jill C. Havens, and Derrick Pitard (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2003): 251-319. This includes a set of sixteen bibliographical introductions to topics in Lollard Studies (which might be a help), but it also, obviously, only includes work published up to about 2002.

A new option is Fiona Somerset and Derrick Pitard, “The Lollards and John Wyclif,” Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2012. You can find this at, though it requires a subscription. This is a categorized and fully annotated bibliography of about 150 of the most important studies.

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