About this book
Melvyn Bragg reveals the political, linguistic and religious influences the Bible has had throughout the centuries. This is the story of the 300 year fight to get the Bible into the English language, and the grisly deaths of many of the Oxford scholars involved in its translation. It is also the story of Henry VIII's Reformation and James of Scotland's determination for his version to become England's bible when he assumed the throne. Paperback edition.
2011 was the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.