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A Material History of the Bible, England 1200-1553$
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Eyal Poleg

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266717

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266717.001.0001

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Into Fast Forward: The Bibles of Edward VI

Into Fast Forward: The Bibles of Edward VI

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(p.152) 5 Into Fast Forward: The Bibles of Edward VI
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A Material History of the Bible, England 1200-1553
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Eyal Poleg

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266717.003.0005

The last chapter explores the Bibles printed in the short minority reign of Edward VI. It reveals a period of intense creativity, when – free from financial or religious constraints – printers experimented with size, layout, and addenda. Different printers produced pocket or lectern Bibles to suit different audiences and uses. With the introduction of the Book of Common Prayer, Bibles began to make, for the first time, liturgical sense. The last Bible of the period reveals the most experimental book of the reign, and serves as a testimony to its abrupt end.

Keywords:   Edward VI, Thomas Cranmer, Book of Common Prayer, print, liturgy, chapters

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