Why is the English language so complicated??
King Alfred's English can tell you exactly why. This book walks you through history and the beautiful development of our quirky language from 55 BC to the present.
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More than a study of words, this entertaining book is also faith-building and reveals the hand of God through history.
The capstone of the book is the story of how we got the Bible in English and it’s influence upon our language.
The author is funny and drew me right in, sucked me in really; I didn't want to put the book down! It needs to be in everyone's library. It is a must-read for anyone studying the Middle Ages. In fact, we've just finished studying this time period in our history lessons and I plan to make my boys read this before we begin our next year's studies in September. It goes on to discuss well beyond the Middle Ages and will set the stage for the rest of our studies as well.
This 170-page book incorporates maps, timelines, movie suggestions and more to help bring the material to life. Combined with the resources in the Student Pages and Teacher Pages, this book earns high school students a 1/2 credit in history, or a 1/4 credit in history and a 1/4 credit in English.
You can view the Table of Contents or read the first chapter free (link to PDF). You can purchase a soft-cover copy for $16.95 (discounts available for multiple copy purchases,) or it is available on kindle for $5.95