The Chained Bible

In the Chancel is preserved a chained Bible.  It is bound in leather with brass claps and is marked:

Imprinted in London by Robert
Barker Printer to the King's
most excellent Majestie
Anno Dom. 1611.

As Shakespeare died in 1616, it is likely that this was in the church when Shakespeare was in Stratford

The frontispiece of the Bible is missing and on the cover is a brass plaque which is inscribed:

William Wright and John Noble
Churchwardens for ye Bubough
Stephen Burman and Rich. Gibes
Churchwardens for ye Parish
Anno Dom. 1695.