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Coverdale, Miles

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Translator of the English Bible, born in Yorkshire; his translation was the first issued under royal sanction, being dedicated to Henry VIII.; done at the instance of Thomas Cromwell, and brought out in 1535, and executed with a view to secure the favour of the authorities in Church and State, displaying a timid hesitancy unworthy of a manly faith in the truth; both he and his translation nevertheless were subjected to persecution, 2500 copies of the latter, printed in Paris, having been seized by the Inquisition and committed to the flames (1487-1568).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Coverdale, Miles'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​nut/​c/coverdale-miles.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.