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Henry VIII's Great Bible

The Great Bible, produced for Henry VIII in 1541, was the first authorised Bible in English. The illustration on the frontispiece, showing Henry taking the Word from God and passing it down to the people, is impressive enough. But as Richard Rex of Queens' College, Cambridge, tells Rob Ainsley, what's hidden behind its surface reveals much about Henry, his religion, and his politics.

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