2.3 The English language: A legacy of King Alfred

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Meet Harry Bailey, medieval tavern keeper, born and bred in London:  ‘I am the Host of the Tabard Inn here in Southwark. You might have heard of me from a mate of mine, Geoffrey Chaucer. Like him, I have some stories to tell.’

2.3.1 King Alfred Introduces his Abbey and his language

2.3.1.1 Introduction

2.3.1.2 How Old is Old English?

2.3.1.3 English Comes to Britannia

2.3.1.4 Why is English called English?

2.3.1.5 A First Standard English

2.3.1.6 English receives a Set-Back

2.3.1.7 Abbot Walter de Aston’s English

2.3.1.8 Pleading for the English Language

2.3.1.9 Lord and Lady English

2.3.1.10 Vowel Shifts and Vowel Problems

2.3.1.11 Shakespeare’s Way o’ Talkin: Warwickshire Broad to London Clipped

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