Thomas Bilney was an English Christian martyr.
Bilney was converted while at Oxford University. Through his witness Hugh Latimer was converted.
Laymen began preaching Wycliffe's ideas in English. They were derided as mumblers ('Lollards') by opponents.
At Oxford, Wycliffe published 12 Theses for debate, criticising the Roman Catholic teaching of transubstantiation. The first thesis included: "The consecrated host which we see…