KJV-only author Bob Steward claimed that "he [King James] personally had no part in its being translated" (Close Look at the NKJV, p. 22). KJV-only author Dick Cimino contended that "King James did not attempt to superintend the work in any way" (The Book, p. 99). King James I was involved in the making of the KJV in several ways. 1. King James I approved the request for the making of a new translation. 2. King James I seems to have appointed some of the men who were to be the translators, and he perhaps had to approve of all the selections. In his book printed in 1730 entitled An Historical Account of the Several English Translations of the Bible and the Opposition They met with from the Church of Rome, Anthony Johnson noted that "the King made some preparatory advances, as appears in his Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury of July 22nd 1604, where he tells him, 'He had already appointed certain learned Men for the Work" (p. 87). John Mincy indicated that Lancelot Andrewes was one of the "three men who screened suggestions for prospective translators and presented them to the king" (Williams, From the Mind of God, p. 133). If suggestions for translators were presented to King James I, it would likely be to get his approval for them. 3. King James I approved or made the rules to be followed in the translating process. In his 1730 book An Historical Account, Anthony Johnson wrote: "the King recommended the following rules to be by them most carefully observed" (p. 93). KJV-only author D. A. Waite claimed: "Now King James had nothing to do with the translation itself other than making the rules" (Defending the KJB, p. 85). The evidence that King James made or approved the rules for the translating would indicate that he had an influence on the KJV. 4. King James I appointed Archbishop Bancroft to oversee the translating. King James followed up on the rules by having Archbishop Richard Bancroft oversee the translation. In their preface, the KJV translators referred to Bancroft as the "chief overseer and task-master under his Majesty, to whom were not only we, but also our whole Church, much bound." Archbishop Bancroft was well known for his dedication to making everyone conform to the views of the state church. Is not the part that King James I played in selecting the translators, making or approving the rules for the translating, and appointing an overseer over the translating valid evidence that he could be said to have superintended the work in some way? I meant to entitle this thread "what was relation of King James I to KJV"