Tag Archives: England

Old Norse Influence on Northern English

Árni Leifsson and Andrew R (and possibly others) have pointed out that in the word ‘gymbr,’ the /-r/ ending is actually part of the stem! Seems I need to brush up on ON morphology a bit. However, I still don’t … Continue reading

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‘Good on her’: how Jackie Weaver became an internet star | Guardian

Handforth residents, a comedian and young political activists helped explosive parish council meeting go viral t was the distraction the nation didn’t know it needed: a poor-quality recording of an online meeting of a Cheshire parish council, called by two … Continue reading

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Sue Takes on the Sutton Hoo Helmet | Curator’s Corner S6 E5

The excavations at Sutton Hoo during 1939 were unique for a number reasons. We’re not sure the exact number of reasons (like Irving, maths really isn’t our thing), but there were definitely enough for Netflix to make an original, dramatized … Continue reading

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Bad omen? Tower of London raven missing, feared dead | Guardian

Merlina, known as the queen of the Tower of London’s ravens, has not been seen for weeks. Photograph: Tower of London/Twitter Legend says at least six ravens must be kept at the castle or the kingdom will fall One of … Continue reading

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Dr Rahul Rao | Churchill Debate| Proposition (5/8)

Thursday 17th May 2018. The Motion: This House Believes Britain Should be Ashamed of Churchill. Dr Rahulo Rao continues the case fore the proposition, as the fifth speaker of eight in the debate. Motion Defeated.

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Michael Apted: TV documentary pioneer and film-maker dies aged 79 | BBC News

He is remembered for the 7 Up documentary series which followed the lives of 14 children since 1964. He also directed Coal Miner’s Daughter, Gorillas In The Mist and the 1999 Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. The original … Continue reading

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Tides and Tempests: Photographs from the English Coastline Document the Rhythms of a Tumultuous Sea

“Clearing Fog.” All images © Rachael Talibart To introduce her new body of work, Rachael Talibart writes that “the rhythm of the tides, tethered to the waxing and waning of the moon, shapes our very sense of time.” The U.K.-based photographer … Continue reading

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Jenny Agutter on Walkabout

Actress Jenny Agutter, one of the stars of Nicholas Roeg’s ‘Walkabout’ talks about making the film.

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A London Accent from the 14th to the 21st Centuries

If you’d like to read more about the history of south-eastern English pronunciation, I’d recommend the Cambridge History of the English Language series. I used volumes II and III extensively for this video, but if there are mistakes, they’re far … Continue reading

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Frank Bailey — Black British Hidden Stories | Medium

Courtney Ismain Jul 5, 2019·2 min read A defender of black social progression When the government invited subjects of their Caribbean colonies to work in Britain following the Second World War, they expected them to return home after a few … Continue reading

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