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God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
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Jun 28, 09

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Read in January, 2003

I really enjoyed this book. James I of England (James VI of Scotland) commissions some 50 scholars/flawed men to provide a translation of the Bible that will unite his Kingdom. This is just after Elizabeth I and after Shakespeare. English has evolved into a beautiful, expressive language. If I remember correctly, the project took some twenty years.
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