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The Tudor Society
  • The Coverdale Bible

    On this day in history, 6th May 1541, Henry VIII issued an injunction ordering “the Byble of the largest and greatest volume, to be had in every churche”. The Bible referred to was “The Great Bible” or “Coverdale Bible”, the first authorised Bible in English. It had been prepared by Miles Coverdale and was based on William Tyndale’s New Testament and Pentateuch, and then Coverdale’s own translations of the other books of the Bible.

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  • Bibles and Bible Translators Quiz

    How much do you know about the Bible translators and Bibles of the Tudor period? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz.

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