This chapter details who the lollards were and, more importantly for this
study, who they were according to early evangelicals and later Protestants.
It looks at the figure of John Foxe himself, introducing his most acclaimed
work, Acts and Monuments. It then untangles the winding and often
problematic study of the relationship between lollards and evangelicals in
modern times, and the second part goes on to elucidate how medieval
dissenters were understood by sixteenth-century evangelical historians.
These two parts are separate but intimately related: the modern study of the
relationship between lollards and later evangelicals has been highly
influenced by the words of those evangelicals who saw a relationship with