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John Wycliffe is a famous Oxford professor who translated the Bible into English. Wycliffe believes that everyone should be able to read the Bible. Arnold Hutton hears Wycliffe's teachings and is inspired by his ideas. Arnold learns that Wycliffe's enemies are sending spies to his lectures and encouraging Oxford students to riot. Will Arnold be able to convince Wycliffe that he is in danger? Will they be able to save the English translation of the Bible? For 9-to-14-year-olds.
John Wycliffe is a famous Oxford professor, but he has radical ideas and a temper that are get- ting him into trouble. Young Arnold Hutton has troubles of his own. His family is poor and he will have to either go to the fields or work for the abbot who feeds his dogs better than his servants. Arnold wants to be a scholar and decides to run away.
In Oxford, Arnold hears Wycliffe teach and is inspired by Wycliffe's ideas that everyone should be able to read the Bible, even those who can't read Latin. People like Arnold and his family. But Wycliffe's enemies are gathering evidence. They send spies to his lectures and encourage the Ox- ford students to riot in the streets. Will Arnold and his friends be able to convince Wycliffe that he is in danger? Will they be able to save the Bible that has been translated into English?
Join Arnold, Timothy, and Lucy as they un- cover the plot against Wycliffe and help to entrust the holy Bible into the hands of beggars.
Thirteen-year-old Arnold Hutton wanted to go to college. How could he go without money? He had to earn his living some way. Should he work in the fields or beg for the church?Why did Arnold lose his temper and hit his friend Timothy's little brother? What was Arnold's punishment? Why did he run away? Above all, why was the Bible entrusted to beggars?The Beggar's Bible is based on John Wycliffe's own writings, as well as histories of those times.