The Rev. Gavin Dunbar, president of the Prayer Book Society, has written a brief note on the Authorized Version.

Four hundred years ago, on May 5th, 1611, Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majestie, James I of England and VI of Scotland, published a volume with this title: “The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament, and the New, Newly Translated out of the Original tongues & with former Translations diligently compared and revised, by his Majestie’s speciall Commandement. Appointed to be read in Churches.”