Wycliffe went to Oxford to his bachelor degree in theology. He moved to Lutterworth in 1374 and lived there for the rest of his life. Wycliffe was a great teacher and preacher, but he was most known for the way he disputed many religious practices.
Wycliffe said that the Scripture, and not the Pope, was in charge of the Church. He also preached against indulgences. Now the Pope did not receive this well, but because of Wycliffe's popularity, Pope Gregory did not dare to take too strong a stance against Wycliffe. Pope Gregory issued several fire bulls (documents) against Wycliffe but did not excommunicate him.
Now Wycliffe thought it important that everyone should read the Bible in their own language daily for, until his day, all bibles read by the English were in Latin. The Church felt that the Bible should not be for everyday use; however, Wycliffe retorted by saying that it was for everyone,
Wycliffe died from a stroke before his English translation of the Bible was completed, but luckily his friend, John Purvey helped him complete his translation, and so that's how we now have the Wycliffe bible.
After Wycliffe's death, his followers, known as the Lollards, continued his way of preaching. However, eventually, the Pope forced them away. 31 years later after his death (1415), Wycliffe was declared a heretic by the council, so they burned his bones and works, and cast his ashes into the river Scattering. However, his teaching lived on.