English language Category

10/09/2021

Middle English

Between the historical turning points of the Norman Conquest and…

04/06/2021

Food words

Before the Norman Conquest of 1066, food animals had the…

27/03/2021

Rudyard Kipling

The youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature was…

16/11/2020

Lord Byron

Lord Byron (George Gordon, 1788-1824) gave English literature the ‘Byronic…

24/09/2020

Tyndale’s New Testament

William Tyndale (c.1491-1536) from Gloucestershire was a martyr to the…

02/07/2020

William Blake, author of ‘Jerusalem’

In his time, William Blake (1757-1827) was viewed by some…

29/05/2020

Garden-themed literature

Many of the common themes used in English fiction can…

03/05/2020

Old English

Old English (OE) was spoken from the 6th to the…

13/04/2020

It’s its

With the advent of social media it has become all…

13/03/2020

T.S. Eliot

T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965) is hailed as the 20th…

18/02/2020

Whatsits and thingies

With an estimated million or more words in the English…

24/01/2020

Before Old English

There were probably two related Indo-European tongues with Semitic layers…