Coloured title page from the 'Bishops' Bible'
quarto edition of 1569
Though not formally dedicated to Queen Elizabeth,
the Bishops' Bible includes a portrait of the queen on its
title page. The 1569 quarto edition shows Elizabeth
accompanied by female personifications of Justice,
Mercy, Fortitude, and Prudence.
The 1569 edition of The 'Bishops' Bible'
The Bishops' Bible is an English translation of the Bible which
was produced under the authority of the established
Church of England in 1568. It was substantially revised in
1572, and this revised edition was to be prescribed as
the base text for the Authorized King James Version of 1611
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Frontispiece to the Bishops Bible of 1568 showing Elizabeth I
holding the orb and sceptre in a border of strap-work, with
the figures of Faith and Charity, and the royal coat of arms
by Franz Hogenberg