Tyndale was taken to the Vilvorde Prison near Brussels where he was kept in solitary confinement. From the sixteen months that Tyndale spent in prison, only one piece of his correspondence has survived: a letter asking for warmer clothing because of the cold and damp, a lamp so he could see in the dark and Hebrew books so he could continue his translation of the Old Testament. (“The English Bible and Its Translators,” Herb Samworth, Glosses, The Bulletin of the Scriptorium, 1997 Fourth Quarter, Vol. II, No. 4).

Soon afterward he was charged with being a heretic, and on October 6, 1536, was burned at the stake.

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