Matthew’s Bible was first published by John Rogers using the pseudonym ‘Thomas Matthew’ due to Queen Mary’s brutal persecution of Protestants.
It included the New Testament of William Tyndale and part of the Old Testament translations of Myles Coverdale.
Two of the three men were burned at the stake: Tyndale was burned on 6 October 1536 in Belgium; John Rogers was “tested by fire” on 4 February 1555 at Smithfield, England.