Author: Adam Nicholson, paper back, 281 pages. First published in 2003 under the title "Power and Glory".
This book is about the group of 50 men who pored over greek and hebrew texts, comparing previous translations and arguing with each other for the seven years it took to produce the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Against the background of Jacobean England they worked in a complex current of ideas and political change. It was the time of the Gunpowder plot and the worst outbreak of the plague.