Friday, April 27, 2018

Fact of the Day: William Tyndale Vs The King

William Tyndale was the first notable man to translate The Bible into a more modern form of English. He smartly moved to a more Lutheran-friendly area of Europe before he became well-known for doing something so against the Catholic Church. However when it became known that he opposed King Henry VIII's annulment to Catherine of Aragon, the English king demanded to the Holy Roman Emperor that Tyndale be executed. While there was difficulty at first, Tyndale was eventually and brutally executed for it.    

8 comments:

RO said...

That's pretty intense! Hugs...RO

Pat Hatt said...

Never oppose a pompous king

Emmylou said...

Never oppose the king!

Christine said...

Wow, how terrible.

Minoru Saito said...

So sorry. Thanks for your information.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

He made a bad enemy alright.

Martha said...

Wow...that is awful!

Kirk said...

I've read that many of the famous phrases we find in the more well-known, and still widely-used, King James Version originated in Tyndale's Bible, including the introductory phrase "In the beginning..."