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The diligent work of William Tyndale, translator of the first printed English New Testament, was met with extreme opposition as he attempted to circulate his translation throughout England. By 1529, only a few years after its completion, Tyndale’s brother John, who was actively engaged in distributing the banned New Testament, was arrested for his involvement in this concerted effort to disseminate the historical copy of the Scriptures. Upon being apprehended, John Tynsdale was shamefully paraded through the streets of London, mounted on his horse, backwards, with copies of his brother’s New Testament translation draped around him and a sign hanging from his neck declaring, “I have sinned against the King.”