William Tyndale

Movement English Reformation
Born Gloucestershire, 1494
Died Vilvoorde, 1536
Significance Tyndale was an English clergy who translated the bible into the English language. His endeavor was condemned by Cardinal Wolsey who issued an order for Tyndale to be seized. He was captured in Antwerp and on October 6, 1536 he was strangled and his body was burned.
Works The Life and Story of the True Servant and Martyr of God, William Tyndale
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FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS
CHAPTER XII
The Life and Story of the True Servant and Martyr of God, William Tyndale

We have now to enter into the story of the good martyr of God, William Tyndale; which William Tyndale, as he was a special organ of the Lord appointed, and as God's mattock to shake the inward roots and foundation of the pope's proud prelacy, so the great prince of darkness, with his impious imps, having a special malice against him, left no way unsought how craftily to entrap him, and falsely to betray him, and maliciously to spill his life, as by the process of his story here following may appear.
William Tyndale, the faithful minister of Christ, was born about the borders of Wales, and brought up from a child in the University of Oxford, where he, by long continuance, increased as well in the knowledge of tongues, and other liberal arts, as especially in the knowledge of the Scriptures, whereunto his mind was singularly addicted; insomuch that he, lying then in...

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