Saviour of the Language? The Role and Impact of the Welsh Bible

Anastasia Llewellyn, MA, led a seminar at the 2023 Festival discussing the importance of the 1588 Welsh Bible. A political gamble by Elizabeth I, its publication was a turning point in the survival of the Welsh vernacular.

Anastasia Llewellyn is a PhD student in political science and public policy, with a focus on Welsh language resilience. Her doctoral work builds on her master’s in translation studies, for which she completed a thesis about the sociopolitical context and impacts of the 1588 Welsh Bible.

When she is not immersed in a pile of old books or the latest census data, Anastasia can be found at a choir rehearsal or at a meeting of the Ottawa Welsh Society, of which she is president.