The Twelve Conclusions of the Lollards is a Middle English religious text document containing statements by followers of the English medieval sect, the Lollards, followers of John Wycliffe. The Conclusions were written in 1395. The text document was presented to the Parliament of England and nailed to the doors of Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral as a placard (usual medieval method for publishing). The manifesto suggested the expanded treatise Thirty-Seven Conclusions (Thirty-seven Articles against Corruptions in the Church) for those that wished more in-depth information.
General Prologue to the Wycliffe Bible 
The General Prologue of the Wycliffe Bible to the later version (1395) gives an allusion to the Lollard Twelve Conclusions by the use of the words "last parliament". It gives an indication that the General Prologue was written in 1395-1397 for the previous parliament that just took place in 1395 and before the next parliament that was about to take place in 1397. The Twelve Conclusions and its expanded version of Thirty-Seven Conclusions is attributed to the author of the General Prologue of the Wycliffe Bible, John Purvey, done in the eighteenth year (1395) of the reign of King Richard II of England.
See also 
- ^ a b Cross, Claire (1999). "Prologue: Lay Questioning of the Medieval Church". Church and People: England, 1450–1660. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing. p. 1. ISBN 0-631-21467-4. OCLC 40839866. Retrieved 2008-12-14.
- ^ Deanesly, p. 257
- ^ Printed as the Remonstrance against Romish corruptions in the Church addressed to the people and parliament of England in 1395, 18 Ric. II., first time published 1851 ed. by J. Forshall
- ^ Deansley, p. 282
- ^ The "General Prologue" is a 15-chapter explanation of translation policies and methodologies written by John Purvey in his revision of the translation done by John Wycliffe in the late 14th century. This is Chapter 15 of the "General Prologue" - Chapter 15
- ^ a b Deanesly, p. 257
- ^ Deanesly, p. 374-375
- ^ Forshall, p. xxiv
- ^ Lollard Bible Translation: Severing the Connection Between Language and Intellectual Privilege, p. 6
- ^ Forshall, p. xxv
- Deanesly, Margaret, The Lollard Bible and other medieval Biblical versions, Cambridge University Press, 1920
- Forshall, Josiah, The holy bible containing the old and new testaments with the apocryphal books in the earliest english versions made from the latin Vulgate by John Wycliffe and his followers edited by Josiah Forshall and Sir Frederic Madden, Austrian National Library, University press 1850
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