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English as it might have been spoken

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A new book has been published that examines how our language might have changed if King Harold had defeated William the Conquerer at the battle of Hastings. David Cowley, author of How We'd Talk If The English Had Won In 1066, and Professor Clive Upton, head of Modern English at the University of Leeds, discuss how the battle affected the English language.

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