The adventure of English : Parts 1 - 4
A series of television programmes presented by Melvyn Bragg tracing the development of the English language from the years 500-2000 AD.
Details the earliest roots of English in Friesland (the Netherlands), the language of the Church in the 14th and 15th centuries, through to the language of William Shakespeare.
Gives an interesting historical record of the English language.
EN DOCU 3:1-4(DVD) Open access