JULY 7

When copies of Tyndale’s English translation of the New Testament began appearing all over England, British troops were assigned to the ports to confiscate them and bring them to Saint Paul’s Cross in London, where they were burned by the thousands. Tyndale, however, just printed thousands more. He even started printing a small edition that could be put on cargo ships and smuggled into England in boxes, bales of cloth, wooden barrels, and sacks of grain and flour.