The "Matthew's" Bible

The Byble which is All the Holy Scripture.
Edited by John Rogers.
[Antwerp?: Matthew Crom for Richard Grafton and Edward Whitchurch], 1537. (Prothro B-169)

Although the first English Bible issued with royal license claims a “Thomas Matthew” as its translator, this was a pseudonym for John Rogers (1500–1555), who compiled most of the text from earlier translations by Tyndale and Coverdale. His extensive marginal notes reflected his reliance on Martin Luther and Erasmus, as well. In 1538–39 the “Matthew’s Bible” provided a principal source for the “Great Bible.”

The English Bible
The "Matthew's" Bible