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History of English Literature Videos

Learn about The History of British & English Literature using Online Video. Use the Subtitles to improve Reading & Literacy Skills .....at the same time!

A selection of 24 of our online History of British & English Literature videos provides teachers, schools, homeschool and Special Needs students with the opportunity to learn about and study the development of British writing through the progression of the English language, from Old English to Middle English, to the Modern English used in Shakespeare's time, to the language of the Romantic Era and the 20th Century.

Learn about the life, times and literary work of the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. Our online videos also contain informative discussions of his contributions to literature, and feature a selection of Shakespearean sonnets and authentic Elizabethan songs. You can also study the lives and the literary works of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens, and Thomas Hardy, and celebrate the literary works of these four great British writers. You'll gain an understanding of their major works, and you'll examine their impact on those writers who succeeded them.

Then use our online interactive quizzes to discover what you have learnt and strengthen your understanding of the subject.

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