August 31, 1688.  John Bunyan died in England.  He may most widely known as the author of  Pilgrim’s Progress but he was also a great preacher.  He authored about 60 other books and sermons.   Following the English Civil War, Bunyan was arrested as a non-conformist, and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to give up preaching.  Bunyan’s later years, in spite of another shorter term of imprisonment, were spent in relative comfort as a popular author and preacher, and pastor of the Bedford Meeting. He died aged 59 after falling ill on a journey to London and is buried in Bunhill Fields. ABHS has many books and articles by and about John Bunyan including several editions of Pilgrim’s Progress.  The image here is from Pilgrim’s Progress.

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