Florio was a waldensian teacher, no doubt driven to England by religious persecution.
To Protestants, the waldensian Church is a place of great interest.
It is important to distinguish clearly this waldensian movement from the so-called Albigensian one.
As he always mentions the Waldenses with respect, it has been suggested that he was a waldensian himself.
These are the tenets of the ancient waldensian Church, with which, so far as they are known, those of the German mission agreed.
Five months ago he was requested to take the office of Elder in the waldensian Church.
It was wholly different from the waldensian movement and its allies.
An intelligent daughter of a waldensian minister said, “We do not believe in them at all here.”
Boni-Homines—translated into various languages,—was the ancient title of the waldensian Church and its offshoots.
Many an unfortunate waldensian had been burned for less than this, but the inquisitor had not dared to hold him to account.
c.1600, from Waldenses (plural), mid-15c., from Medieval Latin, apparently from Waldensis, a variant form of the surname of Peter Waldo, the preacher who originated the sect c.1170 in southern France. Excommunicated 1184, they eventually were swept into the Protestant revolt (16c.).