A year after Tyndale’s burning at the stake, the Matthew Bible appeared. It was the work of another English reformer named John Rogers, who thought it wise to send forth his translation without his name attached. The Matthew Bible was virtually a well-edited compilation of Tyndale and Coverdale’s work. At Thomas Cranmer’s request, Henry VIII authorized this Bible, revised by Coverdale, to be bought and read throughout the realm.
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