The Great Bible of 1539 was the first authorized English Bible. King Henry VIII commanded that a Bible be put in every parish in the kingdom.

The Great Bible of 1539 was the first authorized English Bible. King Henry VIII commanded that a Bible be put in every parish in the kingdom.

The noble tryumphaunt coronacyon of quene Anne/ wyfe unto the noble kynge Henry viii

The noble tryumphaunt coronacyon of quene Anne/ wyfe unto the noble kynge Henry viii

The Great Bible - Thomas Cromwell’s injunctions of September 1538 required every parish to purchase a copy of an English Bible and place it in ‘some convenient place’ for all to see and read. To meet this demand, the Great Bible, so called because of its size, was put into production. This particular Bible with its coloured title page was very probably Henry VIII’s personal copy.

The Great Bible - Thomas Cromwell’s injunctions of September 1538 required every parish to purchase a copy of an English Bible and place it in ‘some convenient place’ for all to see and read. To meet this demand, the Great Bible, so called because of its size, was put into production. This particular Bible with its coloured title page was very probably Henry VIII’s personal copy.

Field of the Cloth of Gold~~It was the site of a meeting that took place from 7 June to 24 June 1520, between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France.

Field of the Cloth of Gold~~It was the site of a meeting that took place from 7 June to 24 June 1520, between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France.

King Henry VIII and the Black Book - The Black Book named because of its black…

King Henry VIII and the Black Book - The Black Book named because of its black…

May 6, 1541, King Henry VIII ordered that a copy of the Bible in English be placed in every parish church with instructions that the Scriptures were to be read "humbly and meekly, reverently and obediently." The Great Bible placed in the churches was basically a revision of Tyndale's translation done by Myles Coverdale. However, King Henry intended these Bibles to be used in the churches under the watchful eye of the church, and he still restricted the private use of the Bible.

May 6, 1541, King Henry VIII ordered that a copy of the Bible in English be placed in every parish church with instructions that the Scriptures were to be read "humbly and meekly, reverently and obediently." The Great Bible placed in the churches was basically a revision of Tyndale's translation done by Myles Coverdale. However, King Henry intended these Bibles to be used in the churches under the watchful eye of the church, and he still restricted the private use of the Bible.

tudor letters | King Henry VIII's manuscript letter to Cardinal Wolsey, 1518. British ...

tudor letters | King Henry VIII's manuscript letter to Cardinal Wolsey, 1518. British ...

Buy Historical Map Of Tudor London, C.1520: A Detailed Street Map Of... Book by Historic Towns Trust (9781908402516) at Angus and Robertson with free shipping.

Buy Historical Map Of Tudor London, C.1520: A Detailed Street Map Of... Book by Historic Towns Trust (9781908402516) at Angus and Robertson with free shipping.

Katherine of Aragon, 1511    Detail of Katherine of Aragon from the Westminster Tournament Roll which illustrates the two-day tournament that was held to celebrate the birth of Katherine and Henry VIII’s short-lived son, prince Henry (February 1511).

Katherine of Aragon, 1511 Detail of Katherine of Aragon from the Westminster Tournament Roll which illustrates the two-day tournament that was held to celebrate the birth of Katherine and Henry VIII’s short-lived son, prince Henry (February 1511).

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