The Adventure of English

October 4, 2013 @ 7:15 am | Filed under:

On the homeschooling blog, I’ve mentioned a documentary Rose and I are enjoying the heck out of: the BBC’S The Adventure of English, a look at the history of the English language. I came across it while looking for the old PBS series, The Story of English (inspired by a book I read and loved in a college linguistics class), but this BBC doc looked even more fun. And it is! We’re glued to the screen. Here’s part 1:

    Related Posts

  • Huck-and-Rillabooks
  • Booknotes: Byatt's The Children's Book
    Booknotes: Byatt’s The Children’s Book
  • Children's Book Authors at the California Reading Association Conference
    Children’s Book Authors at the California Reading Association Conference
  • white dogwoods blooming against a blue sky
    Late April Doings
  • Monday in the Park with George
    Monday in the Park with George


10 Reponses | Comments Feed
  1. Kristen says:

    Oh! I can’t wait to watch this- one of my all time fave books is Bill Bryson’s The Mother Tongue!

  2. Dianna says:

    Oh, oh, I read this book! It was really good. I can only imagine the documentary is fabulous.

  3. Ellie says:

    Ah, over there I asked if you meant history of the language or the people. Can’t see the video? Do you have a link you could share? Thanks!

  4. Melissa Wiley says:

    Oh dear–sorry! Here’s the link:

    I saw your question over there and threw this post up as a hasty answer, then got pulled away before I could reply to you THERE! 🙂

  5. Ellie says:

    Oh well, here, there, anywhere! 🙂

    Thanks for the link; dunno why, but the videos just aren’t showing up anymore here. They used to. Silly internets.

  6. Pippi says:

    Whoo hoo! Thanks, Melissa! I can’t wait to watch this!

  7. maria says:

    Oh! Excited, excited, excited!!!!! 😀
    This will fit perfectly with what we are doing currently.
    Thank you much!
    🙂 maria

  8. Melanie B says:

    🙁 The video is no longer available because the user closed their You Tube account.

  9. Ellie says:

    Melanie, our public library has the series on dvd, perhaps yours does to0?