God's Secretaries : The Making of the King James Bible
by Adam Nicolson and Clive Chafer

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A net of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the Gunpowder Plot; the worst outbreak of the plague England had ever seen; arcadian landscapes; murderous, toxic slums; and, above all, sometimes overwhelming religious passion.  Read more...


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