20 January – Miles Coverdale dies after giving his best ever sermon and Mary I’s Gentlemen Pensioners

| January 20, 2022

20 January – Miles Coverdale dies after giving his best ever sermon and Mary I’s Gentlemen Pensioners

On this day in Tudor history, 20th January 1569, not long after he’d given the best sermon of his life, Bible translator and Bishop of Exeter, Miles Coverdale, died in London. Coverdale is known for completing the first English translation of the whole Bible and for his work on “The Great Bible”, which was put […]

20 January 1569 – Death of Miles Coverdale, Bible Translator and Bishop of Exeter

| January 20, 2014

20 January 1569 – Death of Miles Coverdale, Bible Translator and Bishop of Exeter

On 20th January 1569, Bible translator and Bishop of Exeter, Miles (Myles) Coverdale died. He was buried in the chancel of St Bartholomew by the Exchange, London, on 22nd January. It is thought that Coverdale was born in the North Riding of Yorkshire in 1488, although nothing is known of his family or early life. […]

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