Meet William Tyndale: Father of the English Bible: Illustration of William Tyndale (1494-1536) while imprisoned at Vilvorde. Tyndale had run afoul of King Henry VIII for translating the Bible into English. In May 1535, Tyndale was betrayed by a close friend, Henry Phillips. He was arrested by the king's officials and imprisoned in Vilvorde, near modern-day Brussels. There he was tried and convicted of heresy and treason, and was strangled to death.
William Tyndale, translator of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the works of both Erasmus and Luther. In 1530, Tyndale also wrote "The Practyse of Prelates," opposing Henry VIII's divorce on the grounds that it contradicted Scripture. Henry VIII eventually had him strangled and burned at the stake for heresy.
William Tyndale (1494–1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and by Martin Luther.
William Tyndale (1494-1536) mastered six languages by his 20s and put himself into exile to translate the Bible into English. Henry VIII was against having the Bible translated into English so Tyndale had to translate on the run but was eventually caught and burned at the stake.
William Tyndale was a leading figure in bringing the Protestant Reformation to England. He translated considerable parts of the Bible into English for common people to read and was burned at the stake for it.