GOD'S OUTLAW EDW520
God's Outlaw has every ingredient of a thrilling story - a king, a cardinal, secret agents, a betrayer and a fugitive. William Tyndale lived in the colourful and cruel days of Henry VIII, when men were burned, racked and maimed for lesser crimes than that of smuggling the Bible into England. When Tyndale set out to provide the first printed New Testament in English he was forced to do so in defiance of the king, the pope and almost every person in authority. Compelled to flee from his homeland, he continued with his work of translating the Scriptures whilst slipping from city to city in Germany, Holland and Belgium in an attempt to avoid the agents who were sent from England to arrest him. His story is one of poverty, danger and ceaseless labour. This fugitive and outlaw gave the English-speaking people their most priceless heritage: the Scriptures in their mother tongue.