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French in Medieval England

Duration: 02:22

In the 12th Century as much French literature was written in England as in France. Those who wanted to get on in the world knew they had to learn the language of the court.

Available since: Mon 17 Mar 2014

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The Plantagenets Original Series, The Devil's Brood

1/3 Henry II forges a mighty empire encompassing England and much of France.

First broadcast: 17 Mar 2014

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