Pages from History: 31 August, 1688: John Bunyan dies.

English Puritan writer and preacher John Bunyan, author of “Pilgrim’s Progress” dies at the age of 69. Though one of England’s most famous authors even in his own day, he maintained his pastoral duties to his death, which was caused by pneumonia he caught while riding in the rain to reconcile a father and son.

John Bunyan

John Bunyan

John Bunyan's  grave at Bunhill Fields, London.

John Bunyan’s grave at Bunhill Fields, London.

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