Pride of place for controversial book discovered at historic site

A MYSTERIOUS Bible printed more than 400 years ago could be the key to unlocking little known secrets about Sheffield’s historic Manor Castle. Little is know about the origins of the ancient book found at the site best known as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots.
And the more local historians find out about it, the more questions need answering.

Printed in 1594, the ancient tome is a Geneva Bible which went on to cause great controversy because it contained annotations which enraged the Catholic Church and infuriated King James. Inside the front cover is a handwritten list containing entries for the birth and death of the Pollard family from Wakefield including Richard, born 1725 and his wife Ann Walker.

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