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Melvyn Bragg celebrates the life of reformer and Bible translator, William Tyndale, at Carlisle talk

Melvyn Bragg celebrates the life of reformer and Bible translator, William Tyndale, at Carlisle talk
Melvyn Bragg (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
Alan Pallister
Alan Pallister
25 May, 2022 2 min read

In March, Lord Melvyn Bragg (pictured) spoke to a large audience in Carlisle Cathedral as part of its 900th anniversary celebrations.

Having encountered this writer and broadcaster – a Cumbrian lad like myself – many years ago through reading For want of a Nail (1965) and other locally-set novels, I was fascinated to know that Bragg was now to speak on the Reformer and Bible translator, William Tyndale. It was a theme far removed from his interests in earlier works.

With Bragg’s knowledge of Reformation history and his oratorical gifts, I was certainly not disappointed.

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