Elstow, near Bedford

Colourful writer and local preacher, much imprisoned for uncompromising expression of his distinctive Puritan views. His Pilgrim's Progress presents the individual's movement through life allegorically as a journey. It was widely read and influential in subsequent centuries, renowned for its evocative characters and experiences like Mr Worldly Wiseman, Vanity Fair and the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

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