William Tyndale

On this (traditional) date in 1536 William Tyndale was strangled and burned at the stake for the crime of heresy, heresy which included translating the Bible into English from the Hebrew and Greek source texts.

“I defy the Pope, and all his laws; and if God spares my life, ere many years, I will cause the boy that driveth the plow to know more of the Scriptures than thou dost!”

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