Legacy of a Great Work
Upon his capture, William Tyndale was imprisoned in a dungeon for five hundred days. On Oct. 6 1536 he was strangled and burned at the stake.
Tyndale was kept in a dungeon with no light, no books and no visitors. His clothes were tattered and patchwork. After this time he was led to a scaffold, bound with a chain, strangled, then burned at the stake.
It is thought (and recorded by John Foxe) that his last words were, “Lord, open the king of England’s eyes.” Whether this is true or not, we cannot know for sure. But in 1539, just three years after Tyndale’s death, Henry VIII authorized production of the first English Bible. It was predominantly Tyndale’s great work.