Glen Scrivener notes how much of the King James Version owes to a man who, after being condemned as a heretic, was strangled and his body burnt:
Computer analysis has revealed that more than three quarters of the King James Version can be traced directly to Tyndale (83% of the NT and 76% of the OT) . . . . The King James Version is sometimes called the greatest book written by committee. And I suppose there is something to celebrate about that. Yet, for the most part, those 47 scholars, working in peace and prosperity, could not improve on the work of a young evangelical who gave his liberty and his life for the gospel.
(Via: Justin Taylor )