Routes Of English Complete Series 1 Evolving English
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Date: March 2011
Duration: 2 hours 46 minutes
Melvyn Bragg looks at how English has evolved over 1,000 years, looking at the disappearance of old dialects like that of Cumbria, and how it has been enriched by foreign languages, from Latin, Old French, and then dozens more as conquest, trade and immigration played their part in recent centuries.