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The People's Bible: The Remarkable History of the King James Version (by Derek Wilson)

Lion Hudson Plc (22 Oct, 2010)

In 1611 a book was published which would become the most familiar and widely read in the world: the King James Bible. For centuries it has been a religious and literary classic. But how did this 'noblest monument of English prose', in Robert Lowth's famous words, come to be? In the 13th century England was the only country in Europe to ban explicitly the translation of the Bible into the vernacular. For cen ...

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