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A chronological history of the English language examined through the lens of historical events that shaped the development and spread of the language from the Eurasian steppe to the entire world.

The History of English Podcast Kevin Stroud

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A chronological history of the English language examined through the lens of historical events that shaped the development and spread of the language from the Eurasian steppe to the entire world.

    Episode 140: You Say ‘To-may-to’

    Episode 140: You Say ‘To-may-to’

    Vowel sounds are a key feature of every language, but the actual vowel sounds vary from one language to another. The English language contains about twenty vowel sounds, some of which are pure vowels and some of which are a … Continue reading →

    • 1 小時 6 分鐘
    Episode 139: The Business of Printing

    Episode 139: The Business of Printing

    William Caxton introduced the mass production of books to England in the 1470s. He was also the first person to print books in the English language via the printing press. Caxton’s publications reveal the priorities and concerns of a businessman, … Continue reading →

    • 1 小時 11 分鐘
    Episode 138: Family Matters

    Episode 138: Family Matters

    In the 1400s, rising literacy rates and access to cheap paper combined to produce the first collections of personal letters in the English language. One of the earliest letter collections was maintained by the Paston family of Norfolk. Their letters … Continue reading →

    • 1 小時 7 分鐘
    Episode 137: A Rose By Any Other Name

    Episode 137: A Rose By Any Other Name

    The rose is one of the most beloved flowers in western Europe, and it has a long association with English royalty.  In this episode, we explore the history of English gardens and the use of the rose as a symbol … Continue reading →

    • 1 小時 6 分鐘
    Episode 136: The Real Robin Hood

    Episode 136: The Real Robin Hood

    The legend of Robin Hood has its origins in the murky history of England after the Norman Conquest, but the first written examples of Robin Hood ballads don’t appear until the mid-1400s. In this episode, we examine the earliest references … Continue reading →

    • 1 小時 3 分鐘
    Bonus Episode: Stay at Home Edition

    Bonus Episode: Stay at Home Edition

    In this bonus ‘stay at home’ episode, we explore several words and phrases that appeared for the first time in the first half of the 15th century, including “turnpike,” “to curry favor,” “budget,” “average,” “peculiar,” “hogwash,” and others.

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wks1412

Exceptional podcasts

Exceptional podcasts. Thank you very much for the good work.

Coralight

Fascinating and informative

Thank you, I’ve learnt a lot

SloanKulper

A true gem

One of the most fascinating and well written podcasts out there. Great for anyone interested in language or history.

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