Section 8. The Earliest Vernacular Bibles

70. Bishop John Fisher, Treatise Concerning the Fruitful Sayings of David in the Seven Penitential Psalms, London: Wynkyn de Worde, 1508

Museum of the Book, London

The first publication of the Seven Penitential Psalms into English with explanations by the Catholic bishop and later cardinal, scholar and eventual martyr John Fisher published in 1508 when it was illegal to publish the Scriptures in the vernacular