Henry VIII,the Reign
The Royal Progress 1535
Little Sodbury, Gloucestershire
26 Aug 1535
Continuing the Lollard theme, next on the route was Little Sodbury Manor, home of Sir John Walsh, who employed William Tyndale as a chaplain and tutor to his grandchildren in 1522–23. By tradition, Tyndale began his translation of the Bible there.
Although supported by Cromwell, in 1530 Tyndale wrote The Practice of Prelates, opposing Henry VIII’s planned annulment of his marriage with Catherine of Aragon and so allow him to take a second wife, Anne Boleyn. Tyndale argued that the annulment would be unscriptural and that it was a plot by Cardinal Wolsey to get Henry entangled in the papal courts of Pope Clement VII.