1611 In 1604, King James 1(1566-1625) ned the Hampton Court Confer-ill to authorize a new translation of the Bible for the Church of England, founded in 1533 when Henry VIII IC491-1547) broke away from Rome in order to divorce Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536) and marry Anne Boleyn
1501 or 1507-1536).
Having been born out of a personal emma, the Church of England initially differed less from the Catholic Church than other Protestant churches. After Henry VIII's death, the Protestant Reformation swooped into England: Church services were conducted in English and church decorations were simplified.
The Authorized Version (1611), as the King James Bible was called, reflected Reformation ideals. Although not immediately popular with the general public, it was the English translation used in Anglican and Protestant churches by 1750. In the 1800s, it became the most widely printed book in history.