The History of English Podcast

A Society, Culture and History podcast featuring 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.

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In the 1300s, the scribes of England began a gradual shift from the use of animal hides like parchment to a new material made from plant fibers. That new writing material was paper. In this episode, we explore the history of paper, and we examine …
In 1363, the king of England tried to ban all sports other than archery in order to ensure English supremacy with the longbow. The ban had little effect, however, as the people of England continued to play ball games and board games. In this episod…
In the years immediately following the Black Death, a labor shortage in the countryside led to the rise of yeomen and other rural laborers. The rise of these English-speaking classes led to corresponding rise in the prestige of English. The ascend…

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132 episodes

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Ensix reviewed this podcast on Dec 25th, 2017
"Well researched and interesting, but very slow paced."
 

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Podcast Details
Started
Jun 18th, 2012
Latest Episode
Mar 27th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
132
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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