Events Logo

Sutton borough events in one handy place

Chancery English - Sutton's part in the standardisation of English

thu20jul11:30 amthu12:30 pmChancery English - Sutton's part in the standardisation of EnglishSt Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1ST11:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Event TypeFree Entry

Event Details

Chancery English is used to describe the written English of the clerks of Chancery in London.

These are the clerks who prepared the king’s documents. Before the 1430s, official records were mainly in Latin and French, but after that date mainly in an English dialect. Two of the vicars of Sutton were instrumental in this process.

You are very welcome to this series of Talks and Walks in which Jeff Richards, a trustee of the Friends of St Nicholas Churchyard, explores some of the stories from St Nicholas’s and Sutton’s past. He is a partial, prejudiced & ignorant historian and everything he says will cause proper historians to throw up their hands in horror.

Time

(Thursday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT+01:00)

Location and directions

St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1ST

Share this event

Review this event

Please contact the event organiser directly if you need further information