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I came across these short videos by The Open University summarizing the History of English in 10 minutes.
'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.
Thanks to @NadVega @brainpicker @kirstinbutler and @ATGTranslations for sharing this on Twitter.