“Lord, open the King of England’s eyes!” cried William Tyndale at the stake this date in 1536 … just before he was strangled and burned. Executed for his role in getting the Bible translated and into the hands of the English.
William Tyndale: Translated Bible to English. For his efforts he was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and condemned to death. Tyndale "was strangled to death while tied at the stake, and then his dead body was burned".
William Tyndale holds the distinction of being the first man to ever print the New Testament in the English language. He and his brother-in-law, Rowland Taylor, from whom I descend, were both burned at the stake for heresy.
William Tyndale- Leading figure in Protestant reformism who was first to translate considerable parts of the Bible into English, for a public, lay readership, and was hanged and burned at the stake for it.