A nice summary of the development of the King James. I like this paragraph:
When a representative committee drawn from all six companies met to approve the final text of the King James Version (KJV), they had original texts and earlier English translations in front of them but no proposed copy of the KJV. Instead, the text of the KJV was read to them. They heard it as parishioners would hear it in their parish churches.
But it was a translation of ancient religious documents made by a committee of all unlikely authors as part of a government project of all unlikely sponsors.