|This document bears witness to how the state and the church combined
to restrict the freedom of religious ideas in the late Middle Ages.
By preventing the translation of the Latin bible into English the
church kept control of the mysteries of medieval religious practice.
In an attempt to undermine this dominance, John Warwick and his fellows
were prosecuted as felons and then handed over to the church for excommunication
as heretics. State-backed religious intolerance became much more violent
in England in the mid 16th century, after the Reformation.
Catalogue reference: KB 27/613, rex rot. 6 (1414)