Person    | Male  Born /11/1628  Died 31/8/1688

John Bunyan

Born Elstow, Bedfordshire. A tinker by trade he became a travelling preacher. Unlicensed he was imprisoned 1660-1672. Wrote The Pilgrim's Progress. Died of a fever at Snow Hill, Holborn and is buried in Bunhill Fields. His will, dated 1685, lay undiscovered in his house in Bedford, hidden behind a brick in the chimney, until that was demolished in 1838.

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John Bunyan

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