History of the English Language

The History of English – An Overview
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Example of Celtic Language
The Lord’s Prayer read in Old English


The Lords Prayer in Old English from the 11th century.
In standardized West Saxon literary dialect of Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon).
Location of filming is Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.
Filming and editing by Sondre Danielsen
Music by Steve Roach

Prologue to Beowulf read in original language – Old English