Queen honours King James Bible at Westminster Abbey
16 November 2011 Last updated at 14:29 GMT
The Queen has attended a special service at Westminster Abbey celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
The translation of the bible Bible into English from Greek and Hebrew was an act intended to bring together the newly united England and Scotland.
Today its influence is felt all over the English-speaking world, in phrases such as "salt of the earth", "an eye for an eye", and the assertion that "there is nothing new under the sun".