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Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Adventure of English: English Goes Underground - Episode 2


Melvyn Bragg travels throughout Britain to explore the roots of the English language and explores its survival following the conquest of England in 1066, During this period only the French and Latin languages were used by the aristocracy and for state affairs, while English survived among the peasant class.

This is the second episode of this excellent BBC series that we have posted.  The first episode, Birth of a Language is here.



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