Author Melyvn Bragg explores the history of the English language and how it rose to become a modern lingua franca.
One third of the globe speaks some English. How did it grow into the world's primary language for culture, commerce, and diplomacy' Respected author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg tracks down the stimulating answers, consulting experts such as Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney and the Royal Shakespeare Company's John Barton. One of the first releases in the new Athena line, this documentary comes packed with extras and provides an authoritative, entertaining experience for lifelong learning.
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