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William Tyndale

 
 
William Tyndale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. William Tyndale Marker
Inscription. First translator of the New Testament into English from the Greek. Born A.D. 1484, died a martyr at Vilvorde in Belgium, A.D. 1536.

"Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path" - "the entrance of thy words giveth light." Psalm CXIX. 105.130.

"And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his son." I. John V.II.

The last words of William Tyndale were "Lord! Open the King of England's eyes". Within a year afterwards, a bible was placed in every parish church by the King's command.
 
Erected 1884.
 
Location. 51° 30.304′ N, 0° 7.416′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Victoria Embankment and Horse Guards Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Victoria Embankment, City of Westminster, England SW1A 2HU, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Plimsoll (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles G. Gordon CB (within shouting distance of this marker); The Viscount Portal of Hungerford (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Gurkha Soldier

William Tyndale Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. William Tyndale Marker - Wide View
(about 90 meters away); Fleet Air Arm Memorial (about 120 meters away); Royal Air Force Memorial (about 120 meters away); Royal Tank Regiment Memorial (about 120 meters away); Korean War Memorial (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the southern end of Whitehall Gardens. An identically worded marker is situated by the walking path that runs in front of the memorial.
 
Also see . . .  William Tyndale (Wikipedia). "William Tyndale (sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English....Tyndale's translation was the first English Bible to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, the first English translation to use Jehovah as God's name as preferred by English Protestant Reformers, the first English translation to take advantage of the printing press,
William Tyndale Marker - Donor Plaque Found on the Rear of the Plinth image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
3. William Tyndale Marker - Donor Plaque Found on the Rear of the Plinth
The following public bodies, etc, have each contributed 100.

British & Foreign Bible Society, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Sunday School Union, British & Foreign Sailors Society, Young Men's Christian Association, Polytechnic Young Men's Institute, Birmingham, Cheshire, Dorsetshire, Kent, Liverpool, Hon. Company of Grocers, St. Mary and Quebec Chapel, Proprietors of the Quiver, Court of Common Council of the City of London, Belfast, Ireland.

and first of the new English Bibles of the Reformation. It was taken to be a direct challenge to the hegemony of both the Roman Catholic Church and the laws of England maintaining the church's position....In 1535, Tyndale was arrested and jailed in the castle of Vilvoorde (Filford) outside Brussels for over a year. In 1536, he was convicted of heresy and executed by strangulation, after which his body was burnt at the stake...." (Submitted on December 20, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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