The first English language newspaper Courante was printed in Amsterdam, Holland, yet covered Italy and Germany. Continue reading
King Aethelberht I of Kent, England wrote the law code in prose style in 600. Continue reading
John Newbery (9 July 1713 – 22 December 1767), called "The Father of Children's Literature", was an English publisher of books who first made children's literature a sustainable and profitable part of the literary market. Continue reading
First publishing of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, Mother Goose's Melody: or Sonnets for the Cradle, was published in London, England, in 1781 by Continue reading
John Newbery published a children's fiction book, The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes; or, Continue reading
James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625. Continue reading
Poet laureate, playwright and lyrical poet, Ben Jonson was granted an annual pension by King James I in 1616 as payment for his literary services to the monarchy. Continue reading
The first coronation conducted in English was for King James I of England held in Westminster Abbey, London, England in 1603. Continue reading
The New Testament was translated into English by William Tyndale, an English humanist scholar on July 1525 while exiled in Cologne, Germany. Earlier translation were prevented by British Church authorities the German printing was suppressed by their Church officials until the second printing made at Worms and disseminated in 1526. Tyndale was arrested in Antwerp, Belgium while working on the Pentateuch then strangled and burned at the stake on October 6, 1536. There were 50,000 copies of the New Testament in circulation following his death.
July, 1525, October 1536, 1526
Antwerp, Belgium, Cologne, Germany
- Bible translations into English – Wikipedia
Early Modern English Bible translations are of between about 1500 and 1800, the period of Early Modern English. This, the first major period of Bible translation into the English language, began with the introduction of the Tyndale Bible. The first complete edition of his New Testament was in 1526.
- Tyndale Bible – Wikipedia
Tyndale Bible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The beginning of the Gospel of John from a copy of the 1526 edition of William Tyndale’s New Testament at the British Library. The Tyndale Bible generally refers to the body of biblical translations by William Tyndale ( c. 1494–1536).
- English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible
The fascinating story of how we got the Bible in its present form actually starts thousands of years ago, as briefly outlined in our Timeline of Bible Translation …
- From Wycliffe to King James (The Period of Challenge) | Bible.org
Jul 6, 2004 – Until John Wycliffe translated the New Testament, only small portions of the Bible had been translated into English. The English language …
- HISTORY OF BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
Soon after the publication of Luther’s New Testament an English scholar, William Tyndale, is studying in Wittenberg – where he probably matriculates in May 1524. Tyndale begins a translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. His version is printed at Worms in 1526 in 3000 copies.
The first glossary of English words was based on the Bible’s English translation. Continue reading