Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

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

First Children’s Fiction Book Published

John Newbery published a children's fiction book, The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes; or, Continue reading

James I – King of England

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 Ben Jonson Granted a Pension

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

English Coronation Ceremony for King James I

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New Testament Translated into English

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.

Date:
      July, 1525, October 1536, 1526
Name(s):
      William Tyndale

Location:
      Antwerp, Belgium, Cologne, Germany


Additional Information:

  • 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.

English Glossary Based on Bible Translation

The first glossary of English words was based on the Bible’s English translation. Continue reading

William Tyndale

William Tyndale (/ˈtɪndəl/; sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. Continue reading

First Country to Abolish the Death Penalty

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First English Translation of the Quran

First English Translation of the Quran was written and published by George Sale from England in 1734. Continue reading