King Henry XIII ordered that all churches have a bible chained to a desk. The reason it was chained was because back in 1537 bibles were costly. During the 1200’s the price for building two arches of the London Bridge was $125.00 and the cost for a copy of the bible was $150.00.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:
The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)
The Guild (Book 2)
The Last Quadroon (Book 3)
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