Lollardism (also Hussitism in Continental Europe) is a branch of Christianity which emerged from rebels against the Catholic Church in the late 14th century. Lollards rejected the temporal influence of the Catholic Church, arguing for a lay priesthood, declaring most Church ceremonies blasphemous, and refusing the authority of the Pope. Heavily persecuted and largely extirpated in England under the regency of Henry V, Lollardism took hold in Bohemia, inciting the Hussite Wars. It eventually spread to Scotland, the Burgundian Netherlands, and Castile, often provoking conflict. Today, Lollardism is a worldwide Christian denomination, although often overshadowed by later dissident Christian groups.