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).