History of French in 17th centuryEngland

History of French in 17th centuryEngland

PhD Project

Unfortunately, this project was not successful

I plan to research the history of the teaching of the French language in England during the 17th century. French was very fashionable in Europe at this time and many members of the English upper and merchant classes were keen to learn the language. Grammar books were written for English learners and were often dedicated to individuals such as members of the aristocracy who saw the language as both a cultural accoutrement and diplomatic tool.