John Bunyan has been an inspiration to both Dorothy and myself during the years. I love his book "Pilgrims Progress" and Dorothy has been greatly helped by "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners." In 1999 we took a trip to Bedford, the birthplace of Bunyan and visited various places of interest, including his birthplace and the fascinating Bunyan Museum. We also saw some of the places that inspired certain parts of Pilgrims Progress such as "Hill Difficulty" and "House Beautiful" (see photograph below). It is great going to places like these, because it somehow seems to bring alive the places you read about in his book. There are a couple of web-sites worth visiting i.e.
1) John Bunyan Museum - www.bedfordmuseum.org/johnbunyanmuseum/bunyan_home.htm
2) The International John Bunyan Society - www.ualberta.ca/~dgay/Bunyan.htm
His most famous works are as follows:-
The Holy City
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
The Pilgrim's Progress
The Life and Death of Mr Badman
The Holy War
The Heavenly Footman
Bunyan Meeting Free Church
Houghton House an ancient monument is the House Beautiful that Christian calls at in "Pilgrims Progress"
Elstow cottages restored the way they looked in Bunyan's time
Bunyan's statue in Bedford