For faith and freedom he fought—the faith of Hus and the freedom of Bohemia.
With clasped hands, and in ringing tones, Hus begged in vain for a hearing.
He had studied the writings of Wycliffe and of Hus, and often appealed to Wycliffe in his works.
At the head of the procession was Hus himself, and Hus conducted the funeral.
What right, asked Hus, had the Pope to claim the "power of the keys?"
In days gone by they had spoken of Hus as a "causer of war."
It is found in no medival writer, and was taught neither by Wycliffe nor by Hus.
Hus was next charged with saying, "that he was and would be a Fourth Person in the Trinity."
Sigismund hounded on the prelates to make an end of Hus, even if he recanted.
Sigismund also again urged Hus to submit, and said, in effect: "Recant now, or die."