By Levy, I.C., Ian Christopher Levy
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98 28 andrew e. larsen Wyclif, for his part, must have seen Gaunt as the closest thing to a champion of his theories that he was likely to ﬁnd. If he sincerely believed that Gaunt was a reformer, he must have been deeply disappointed by the end of his life. 102 But his support for Wyclif was not completely due to politics. 104 Wyclif was summoned to appear before the assembly of bishops at St Paul’s, to answer questions about his teachings. 105 101 Simon Walker, “John of Gaunt,” in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 30:174–183, at p.
2. 32 Nineteenth-century scholars, such as Lewis and Lechler, tended to date his birth to 1324. J. Wilks, “John Wyclif, Reformer, c. 1327–1384” in Dictionnaire de Spiritualité, xvi, cols. 1501–1512, repr. in Wyclif: Political Ideas and Practice: Papers by Michael Wilks, (Oxford, 2000), pp. 1–15. These dates have the merit of putting him in his mid to late-50s when he suﬀered his fatal stroke and allowing him more time to produce his considerable volume of writings. But it is not impossible that a man in his late 40s could suﬀer such a stroke, and, as William Courtenay, Schools, pp.
166–67. The only major scholar to reject this interpretation is Dahmus, pp. 7–19, who argues that this interpretation is based too much on Walsingham’s hostile and unreliable evidence, and that the motives ascribed to Gaunt are problematic. But Dahmus does not explain why Wyclif was called to the council, why Gaunt supported him in the matter of Westbury, or why Gaunt appeared with him in February. 92 Dahmus, pp. 16–17. 93 See, for example, Workman, 1:276. 94 Dahmus, p. 18. 95 Lahey, Philosophy and Politics, passim.
A Companion to John Wyclif (Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition) by Levy, I.C., Ian Christopher Levy