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01A New King20030414

By Adam Nicolson.

Read by Hannah Gordon.

Episode 1: A New King, A New World The absorbing and dramatic story of the people and the politics behind the book that has shaped not just our religious beliefs but our language itself: the King James Bible.

At a time of national optimism, wealth and excess as well as extremism, religious oppression and political intrigue, James I commissioned a new translation of the Bible to make the text available to the common man and unite the rival factions in his new kingdom.

01A New King20030414

By Adam Nicolson.

Read by Hannah Gordon.

Episode 1: A New King, A New World The absorbing and dramatic story of the people and the politics behind the book that has shaped not just our religious beliefs but our language itself: the King James Bible.

At a time of national optimism, wealth and excess as well as extremism, religious oppression and political intrigue, James I commissioned a new translation of the Bible to make the text available to the common man and unite the rival factions in his new kingdom.