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Routes of English: The Power of English (Series 1, Programme 5) | [Melvyn Bragg]

Routes of English: The Power of English (Series 1, Programme 5)

The power of English - and the ‘English of Power’, as the language extends its influence from Court to Edinburgh. Melvyn Bragg goes to Edinburgh and the house of John Knox, the great Scottish apostle of the Reformation, who preached in English. Latin was replaced by English as the language of the Church when Henry VIII broke with Rome. And the 1611 King James version of the Bible in English was read in churches and schools throughout the land.
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The power of English - and the ‘English of Power’, as the language extends its influence from Court to Edinburgh.

Melvyn Bragg goes to Edinburgh and the house of John Knox, the great Scottish apostle of the Reformation, who preached in English. Latin was replaced by English as the language of the Church when Henry VIII broke with Rome. And the 1611 King James version of the Bible in English was read in churches and schools throughout the land.

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