Today, on 6 July 1415 died the Czech reformer Jan Hus. He was burned at stake in Prague for heresy against the Roman Catholic Church. His execution spoked the Hussite Wars between his followers and their prosecutors. Jan Hus was an outspoke advocate for women’s rights. He stated “women were made in the image of God and should fear no man.” He allowed women to preach and to fight, which they indeed did during the Hussite wars!
The feminist reformer?
6 July in history
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