You're confusing King James I with King Henry VIII. Not getting angry, just trying to clarify. The King James Bible was not immediately popular and greatly resembled the earliest PRINTED English version (though it was incomplete as far as I know), which was done by William Tyndale. Tyndale was a rather early English Protestant, and was was executed in 1536 for his work on translating the Bible into English. Tyndale did not end his life on friendly terms with Henry VIII. Nevertheless, it seems the king didn't have much trouble with allowing large amounts of Tyndale's text to be included the Matthew Bible of 1537. If you read the King James Bible, the Roman Catholic English Douay–Rheims Bible (from roughly the same era as the King James Bible) both relied heavily on Tyndale's translation.
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