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In 1539, Thomas Crammer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, hired Myles Coverdale at the bequest of King Henry VIII to publish the 'Great Bible'. It became the first English Bible authorized for public use, as it was distributed to every church and chained to the pulpit.´┐ŻBy the decree of the king, a reader was provided so that the illiterate could hear the Word of God in their own tongue. It would seem that William Tyndale's last prayer had been granted -- three years after his martyrdom. Crammer's Bible, published by Myles Coverdale, was known as the Great Bible due to its great size: a large pulpit folio measuring over 14 inches tall. Seven editions of this version were printed between April of 1539 and December of 1541. The Archbishop, along with John Rogers, was burned at the stake in 1555 under the rule of 'Bloody Mary'.

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