This major biography traces the dramatic life of William Tyndale, the first person to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew, and discusses the profound religious, literary, intellectual, and social implications of his immense achievement. Tyndale's masterful translation, which gave the laity access to God, formed the basis of all English bibles, including the King James Bible, and made significant and lasting contributions to the English language.
David Daniell is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of London. He is the editor of Tyndale's New Testament (ISBN 0 300 04419 4, ?25.00* or 0 300 06580 9 pb. ?10.95*) and Tyndale's Old Testament (ISBN 0 300 05211 1, ?30.00*), both available from Yale University Press. He is an Honorary Fellow of both Hertford and St. Catherine's Colleges, Oxford, and chairman of the William Tyndale Society, which has members worldwide.