Melvyn Bragg (2011 Event)

Since its publication in 1611, the King James Bible has been the world’s number one bestseller. But the book has become a story in itself. It has been the Bible of wars from the British Civil War to the American Civil War and it played a part in social movements such as the abolition of slavery as well as defining attitudes to modern science, education and sex. Melvyn Bragg, in this event recorded live at the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, charts a remarkable history. In conversation with Nick Barley.

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