Precursor of Modern Welsh Literature

The Welsh Bible of 1588, translated by Anglican Bishop William Morgan, touched the lives of thousands of Welsh. It is a Bible whose likelihood seemed impossible. In 1549, Edward VI required all public worship to be conducted in English. Fourteen years later, Elizabeth I passed an act that required a Welsh translation of the Bible to be completed in only four short years. William Morgan’s scholarship and zeal for a Bible all Welshmen could read resulted in the Welsh Bible of 1588, a translation in use until the end of the twentieth century. It's a volume of such literary and linguistic significance that it became the foundation upon which modern Welsh literature was based.

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