About Manifold Greatness

The Manifold Greatness project, marking the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible, was jointly produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Its elements included this website; major exhibitions at the Bodleian Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Harry Ransom Center; a traveling panel exhibition in partnership with the American Library Association; a publication from Bodleian Library Publishing; a well-illustrated blog; and social media outreach.

The title Manifold Greatness, referring to the multi-faceted or “manifold” influence of this landmark book, is taken from the 1611 Bible’s dedication to King James, which begins, “Great and manifold were the blessings” when God made James the king of England.

Learn more fromĀ About Manifold Greatness (left), one of several videos created for this site.