Ed Pearce‘s Today’s Memory
John Bunyan’s birthday
Originally shared by Ed Pearce
John Bunyan was born on November 28, 1628 at Harrowden, one mile east of Elstow near Bedford His father was a tinker (A person who makes and mends pots and kettles). Bunyan followed his father into the tinkering business.
Bunyan went to his village school where he only learnt to read and write. He knew thoroughly only one book-the King James Bible.
In 1644 Bunyan was conscripted into the Parliamentary army during the Civil War. The Cromwellian soldier was garrisoned in Newport Pagnell and didn’t engage in battle. He was exposed to the views of many radical Christians in the roundhead ranks. He returned home in 1646 but stored in his imagination military scenes and adventures which he would later use to such telling effect in his Pilgrims Progress