2.3 The English language: A legacy of King Alfred


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 Introduction How Old is Old English? English Comes to Britannia Why is English called English? A First Standard English English receives a Set-Back Abbot Walter de Aston’s English Pleading for the English Language Lord and Lady English Vowel Shifts and Vowel Problems Shakespeare’s Way o’ Talkin: Warwickshire Broad to London Clipped