Battles of a book: The King James Bible's history of dissent and inspiration
A spy named Henry Phillips betrayed one of the greatest of all English writers ‚Äď the only one, perhaps, whose phrases by the dozen still fill the mouths of many millions of English speakers every day. Charged with heresy and treason, Phillips's victim was picked up in Antwerp and imprisoned outside Brussels. His detention came, a deal between monarchs, as a result of the sort of inter-state solidarity against alleged subversives that now gives us the European Arrest Warrant. After months in his fortress jail, he went on trial and received the inevitable death sentence. He was strangled at the stake with an iron chain. Then his corpse was burnt. According to legend, the translator and reformer William Tyndale ended his life in September 1536 with the words: "Lord, open the king of England's eyes."
Tomorrow begins the 400th anniversary year of the King James Bible of 1611: never strictly an...
Cliff, that will be no doubt a market basically limited to the British Isles. Again, not a perfect TV program, especially at its ending, and also by implying that the AV was accepted by the Puritans quickly, this program still had some useful information, Secrets of the Dead: Battle for the Bible. The program had a very good section about it Tyndale. Speaking of the Presbyterian side of things, one could look at this list of Bibles and comments about them from a Presbyterian Church -- Choosing a Bible Translation .