The effect of the Renaissance on the ENglish language. By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: English during the Renaissance

The Rennaisance had a huge effect on countries all over the world in terms of culture, inventions and exploitation. In this podcast, we look at the dramatic effect it had on the English language.

William Caxton and the Prinitng press and their effect upon the English language, by English with Stephen

Reasons for English: William Caxton

William Caxton faced some difficult questions in his professional life. Some of his answers still affect the way English is spoken today, over 600 years after his death.

Woman with thumbs pointing down. Text: Reasons for English - English grammar is wrong

Reasons for English: English grammar is wrong

Learning a language is difficult. But it is even more difficult when the grammar of the language you are learning is all wrong. Find out why in this episode.

What happened when a French-speaking king took over the English crown. By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: 1066 and all that language

Last week, we looked at the events of the year 1066. This week, we examine how the English language changed after a French-speaking king took over the English crown.

Two knights galloping on horseback. Text: Reasons for English - The Year 1066 by English with Stephen

Reasons for English: The year 1066

They didn’t know it at the time, but the year 1066 was going to change everything in England; the king, the culture, the government, and the language.

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