1539 Great Bible: The First English Bible Ever Authorized for Use by the Church of England (King Henry VIII's Bible) - Generally Priced Near a Quarter-Million Dollars (Inquire) - Available at:  GREATSITE.COM

1539 Great Bible: The First English Bible Ever Authorized for Use by the Church of England (King Henry VIII's Bible) - Generally Priced Near a Quarter-Million Dollars

Over 475 years ago on this day, King #HenryVIII ordered every parish in #England and were required by law to purchase a copy of an #English #Bible and place it in ‘some convenient place’ for all to see and read. To meet this demand, the #GreatBible, so called because of its size, was put into production. Six editions followed, with more than 9,000 copies printed by #1541.

(many did not want the Bible available to the 'common' people - p.) The Great Bible of 1539 was the first authorized English Bible. King Henry VIII commanded that a Bible be put in every parish in the kingdom.

Check out this 700-year-old Bible dictionary, which helped nuns living in Wiltshire, England, to understand the #Bible. It somehow survived the ransacking of convents, monasteries and Catholic churches that took place under King Henry VIII in the 16th Century.

Priceless 14th century Latin 'dictionary' that let nuns translate the Bible and survived the Dissolution of the Monasteries goes on display for the first time

Bible dictionary survived the ransacking of convents, monasteries and Catholic churches that took place under King Henry VIII in the Century. Check out this Bible dictionary, which helped nuns living in Wiltshire, England, to understand the

Elizabeth dated Oct. 31, 1584 in which she criticizes her rival in remarks intended to be shown or read to the Scottish queen. Among her observations, the English monarch writes of Mary’s “sundry hard and daungerous coorses heald towardes us.”

Elizabeth I -- A letter dated 31 Oct 1584 in which she criticises her rival in remarks intended to be shown or read to the Scottish queen. Among her observations, the English monarch writes of Mary’s “sundry hard and daungerous coorses heald towardes us".

King Henry VIII, the Duke of Suffolk, and Sir Anthony Browne entering South Sea Castle at the time the French attacked the English Fleet off Portsmouth anno 1545, taken from an ancient painting at Cowdray by John and George Sherwin 1774

King Henry VIII, the Duke of Suffolk, and Sir Anthony Browne entering South Sea Castle at the time the French attacked the English Fleet off Portsmouth anno Taken from an ancient painting at Cowdray by John and George Sherwin,

Elizabeth I Travel cutlery

Travel cutlery and bag of Queen Elizabeth I - Location: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Great Britain Needlework bag and pin-cushion of Queen Elizabeth I. Location: Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle, Great Britain

An inscribed hunting sword blade depicting the capture of the French port of Boulogne in 1544, belonging to England's King Henry VIII, is seen at an exhibition at Windsor Castle

An inscribed hunting sword blade depicting the capture of the French port of Boulogne in belonging to England's King Henry VIII, is seen at an exhibition at Windsor Castle

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

My Bullen ancestors are supposed to be related to Anne Boleyn, therefore Elizabeth I. ALady House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

Image detail for -King Henry the Eighth Wives and Children Oil Sketch Style Modern ...

Image detail for -King Henry the Eighth Wives and Children Oil Sketch Style Modern .

The Great Bible - Thomas Cromwell’s injunctions of September 1538 required every parish to purchase a copy of an English Bible and place it in ‘some convenient place’ for all to see and read. To meet this demand, the Great Bible, so called because of its size, was put into production.

The Great Bible - Thomas Cromwell’s injunctions of September 1538 required every…

1536, A letter from Princess Mary (Henry VIII’s daughter) to her stepmother Jane Seymour (third wife of Henry VIII). Dates to 1536, the year of Jane’s marriage to the king and when Mary and her father reconciled after she initially refused to recognise his first annulment, her illegitimate state and his position as head of the Church of England. Within the letter Mary thanks Jane for her aid and asks her to continue to speak well of ...

Letter from Princess Mary to Jane Seymour, 1536 A letter from Princess Mary (Henry VIII’s daughter) to her stepmother Jane Seymour (third wife of Henry VIII). Dates to the year of Jane’s marriage to the king ---

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The six wives of King Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard & Catherine Parr.

Thomas Cromwell letter to Henry VIII before Anne of Cleves marriage discovered  - Telegraph

Thomas Cromwell letter to Henry VIII before Anne of Cleves marriage discovered

Thomas Cromwell letter to Henry VIII before Anne of Cleves marriage discovered - Telegraph

Katherine Parr's prayer book - She was Henry VIII's 6th wife and the first published woman author in England. On the left page is a hand written letter to Katherine from Henry and on the bottom right Katherine's signature as Queen.

Signature of Henry VIII's last queen, Katherine Parr. Jane Dudley, then Viscountess Lisle, was one of the witnesses to the king and queen's wedding.

Lady Margaret Beaufort depicted in a stained glass window in St Botolph's Church, Boston.

Lady Margaret Beaufort – The King’s Mother

Margaret Beaufort stained glass window in St. Botolph’s church, Boston, Lincolnshire. Lady Margaret is holding a model of the gatehouse of St. John’s College, Cambridge, her second Cambridge foundation.

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