'The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them'
Monday, 4 October 2010
On this day...
The first complete English Bible was published in 1535. Printed in Antwerp, the Coverdale Bible used translations from William Tyndale for the New Testament, whilst Myles Coverdale himself translated the Old, mainly from Latin editions. It was subsequently re-edited and re-published, with the 1539 folio edition carrying the royal licence and therefore becoming the first officially approved Bible translation in English.