Very interesting article Asha, hadn�t realised that Tyndale had studied at Cambridge as well as Oxford, and isn�t it amazing to think just how comparatively recently printed books were available.
The person who translated the bible before Tyndale, John Wycliff, also met a grisly death......it certainly was a very mixed up age to be living in for someone who thought �out of the box� as far as religion was concerned.
When he was at the University of Wittenberg after arriving in Germany he studied under a pseudonym, �Guillelmus Daltici ex Anglia�, so he clearly knew he was a marked man, and it was there he completed his translations before taking them to Cologne to be printed.
Luckily Worms was not such a bad place to have had to live when he and his fellow workers fled down the River Rhine after someone informed on them. It was very enlightened for the times, and even these days as one of the �der Arbeitskreis der �ltesten St�dte Europas�, the Most Ancient European Towns Network, it is still just so beautiful.
Somewhere else for you to visit on your way to down to Oberammergau.
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