At the time the Geneva Bible was the most popular Bible. Its extensive marginal notes help to explain the Scriptures to the common people. They were written by men like Calvin, Knox, Coverdale and others. With the advice of Calvin the Geneva Bible was the first Bible to be divided into numbered verses. But the marginal notes, which made it so popular became the demise of the Geneva Bible. For example, at Exodus 1:19, the notes made it possible to disobey kings, and that made King James I infuriated. As a result he made the ownership of the Geneva Bible a felony, considering the notes "seditious." King James I then order the translation of a new Bible, depending largerly on the Geneva Bible, minus the notes. The emergence of the KJV was to eliminate the influence of the notes of the Geneva Bible. I thought you might find this piece helpful.