All the translators of the KJV were members of the Church of England. The earthly head of the Church of England of that day was King James I. Under King James I, the authority over the KJV translators was Archbishop Richard Bancroft. In their preface to the 1611, the KJV translators referred to Archbishop Bancroft as the "chief overseer and task-master under his Majesty, to whom were not only we, but also our whole Church, much bound." Since the KJV translators stated that they were bound to the authority of Archbishop Bancroft, is it possible that he had any influence on the translating of the KJV? Was Archbishop Bancroft sound in his doctrinal views and his practice of them?