Episode 67: The Year That Changed English

In this episode, we look at the events of 1066 – one of the most important dates in the history of English. Of course, this was the year of the Norman Conquest and the beginning of the end of Old English. It was an incredibly active year. And if the events had not unfolded in the way they did, it is likely that William’s conquest would have failed, and English would be a completely different language today. As we look at the events of 1066, we also explore the etymology of the names of the seasons and other related words.

Map Prepared by Louis Henwood (Click Map for Larger Image)

Map Prepared by Louis Henwood (Click Map for Larger Image)

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  3. Mr. Stroud,
    I speak Hebrew as my native tongue and linguistics are one of my interests.

    I find this podcast to be The best around. To be honest, sometimes I feel like an ambassador of it.

    As a tour guide working with English speakers it gives me leverage and a great opportunity to engage with my tourists and quiz them sometimes.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge

    If you ever need a guide…
    Guy

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