Does anybody really know what the FIRST English translation was? I realize the English may have been practically unreadable, but I would like to know when and where? I do not have a background knowledge of the English language and its evolvement, some discussion on this might help. Finally, are there copies of some of the later English Bibles available for free consumption, much like the Geneva is available on e-Sword? Or maybe just text files. I have searched sites like Gutenberg, but they tend to stick with more secular books. CCEL is pretty good, but it has more church-father literature than it does old Bible translations. I would like to try to fit the pre-English world together with the early English world. I realize that a lot of this history may be lost, but surely there are sources. History scholars, wanna help me here?