Piece of a wooden board to which bibles were chained

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From St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

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Piece of a wooden board to which bibles were chained

This is a piece of one of the oak boards to which the translated Bible in St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh was chained.

Portion of one of the oaken boards of the chained, translated Bible at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

With the break from the Roman Catholic Church in 1560, reformers wanted everyone to read and understand the scriptures for themselves. Bibles and service books were printed in English and Scots rather than in the Latin of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-444-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 111
Date: 16th or 17th century
Material: Oak
Dimensions: 630 mm H x 423 mm W x 11 mm D
What: Board, bible / portion
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, St Giles Cathedral
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