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The Hussite movement assumed a revolutionary character as soon as the news of the death of Huss reached Prague.
Shortly before his death Huss had accepted a doctrine preached during his absence by his adherents at Prague, namely that of "utraquism," i.e.
But with this result 'some of Huss's followers, who wished to preserve his spiritual teaching, were not content.
Among the important matters which claimed his attention at Constance may be mentioned also the condemnation of the errors of Wycliffe and the trial of John Huss.
They were at first often called Wycliffites, as the theological theories of Huss were largely founded on the teachings of Wycliffe.