1.15 – Jan Hus

The fate of Jan Hus is a great tragedy in the history of the Church. He was an ardent follower of our friend John Wycliffe from last episode, although the two never met. He was opposed to the corruption he saw in the church, and he believed that all people should hear the Bible in their own language. But the church authorities were not willing to listen to the reforms and ideas of Hus or Wycliffe. Sadly at the Council of Constance in 1415, he would be executed for his beliefs. His bravery and his commitment to the truth is an inspiration for many even today.