Kevin Stroud makes podcasts about the history of the English language. So far he has recorded 124 episodes and only reached the 14th century! All Things Linguistic describes them as “Meticulously researched, professionally produced and engaging”. They are free to listen to and download.
The Parlement of Foules (parliament of fowls, or birds) is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer written in about 1381. It mentions Saint Valentine’s Day as a special day to find a lover: For this was on seynt Valentynes day, Whan every foul cometh ther to chese his make, Of every kinde, that men thenke may;… Read more Seynt Valentynes day