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First printed bible in English

Media  From 1537  To 1537

James Nicholson, a printer residing at St Thomas' Hospital was granted a license by Henry VIII to print the New Testament in Latin and in English and it was printed in 1537. However it's not clear to us that this was the first bible printed in English since, we've read, that the Coverdale Bible (with both Testaments) was printed in 1535 somewhere on mainland Europe (Antwerp, Zurich, Cologne or Marburg). It's a complicated story since Tyndall (who is credited with the English translation) went to Germany and worked with Coverdale. Our picture is of Matthew's Bible also printed in 1537 (we told you it was complicated).

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St Thomas' Hospital and bible

Historic Southwark Site of St Thomas' Hospital, 1225 - 1865. The first print...

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