Piety and Politics: The Making of the King James Bible
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Given by Nicholas Gray. Just over 400 years ago Scottish King James inherited the English Crown and a country in ferment. James decided to commission a new Bible translation both to unite his people and also fix his own regal position in the new Union. The idea was not a new one; it was a re-run of an idea he had hatched in Fife several years before. Would it succeed? Third generation Bible publisher Nicholas Gray, whose company holds a royal licence to print the Bible in Scotland, explores the background to the first printing of the Authorized Bible in 1611 and assesses its legacy for the world.
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