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Cradle of English tells the story of how one famous but extremely short street in old London made such an outsized contribution to the development of a global language – many would say to the world’s pre-eminent language.

Through a growing library of podcasts, the Mitre Nights podcast team are joined by the best of today’s world of writers, artists, scientists, and scholars – all sharing a fascination with and love for the language that found its early vibrations in the minds and presses of Fleet Street before evolving into the very heartbeat language of modern civilisation.

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