Written and Spoken Old English

In this part of the website we look at the language of the Anglo-Saxons. They spoke a language called Old English from which eventually became modern English. They produced beautiful manuscripts and wrote evocative poetry, but the letters and spellings they used were sometimes different, so we also have recordings and videos to help bring the language alive.

Members of the English Companions can also study a tutor-supported Correspondence Course to learn to read and speak Old English.

You can see the list of articles and recordings in the menu on the right, or use the search option to look for specific pieces.

We will be producing new items regularly so do come back to see what has been added.