English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps that explain the English language. #English #language #map

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps that explain the English language. #English #language #map

Past: A look at New York Times bestsellers in the past. Showing the 2nd novel of "A Song of Ice and Fire" on rank 13. (The New York Times 1999)

Past: A look at New York Times bestsellers in the past. Showing the 2nd novel of "A Song of Ice and Fire" on rank 13. (The New York Times 1999)

Hattusa, in ancient Turkey, was first settled by the Hatti people, but when conquered ca. 1600 BCE, it became the capital of the Hittite Empire. In keeping with the militaristic ethos of the Hittites, by 1300 BCE, it was magnificently fortified. Situated on advantageous terrain, it was surrounded by double walls. On the ridge on the upper right is the "Acropolis" - the royal palace district. The city was destroyed in 1180 BCE during the Bronze Age Collapse.

Hattusa, in ancient Turkey, was first settled by the Hatti people, but when conquered ca. 1600 BCE, it became the capital of the Hittite Empire. In keeping with the militaristic ethos of the Hittites, by 1300 BCE, it was magnificently fortified. Situated on advantageous terrain, it was surrounded by double walls. On the ridge on the upper right is the "Acropolis" - the royal palace district. The city was destroyed in 1180 BCE during the Bronze Age Collapse.

IT Conquered The World 1956

IT Conquered The World 1956

At it’s greatest extent, the British empire was known as the largest empire in history, as it covered more than 13,000,000 square miles, which is approximately a quarter of the Earth’s total land area, and controlled more than 500 million people – again a quarter of the world’s population. As a result, the legacy it imprinted on these conquered lands is tremendous in terms of political reform, cultural exchanges and way of life. The English language, which it spread, is the second…

At it’s greatest extent, the British empire was known as the largest empire in history, as it covered more than 13,000,000 square miles, which is approximately a quarter of the Earth’s total land area, and controlled more than 500 million people – again a quarter of the world’s population. As a result, the legacy it imprinted on these conquered lands is tremendous in terms of political reform, cultural exchanges and way of life. The English language, which it spread, is the second…

It Conquered the World.

It Conquered the World.

Historical Map of the Ottoman Empire - a Muslim Empire that lasted from 1299 to 1922 and controlled Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia, and North Africa.

Historical Map of the Ottoman Empire - a Muslim Empire that lasted from 1299 to 1922 and controlled Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia, and North Africa.

LOST iN Copenhagen City Guide: Copenhagen, the bridge between Europe and Scandinavia. Denmark’s capital stands at the vanguard of the trends making the northern countries shine. From architecture and sustainability to the veggie-focused cuisine that has conquered the world’s tables, this community of just half a million continues to punch above its weight. In Copenhagen, LOST iN spoke to a popular food blogger, an artist couple pushing for analogue life, a guitarist from a leading band, a…

LOST iN Copenhagen City Guide: Copenhagen, the bridge between Europe and Scandinavia. Denmark’s capital stands at the vanguard of the trends making the northern countries shine. From architecture and sustainability to the veggie-focused cuisine that has conquered the world’s tables, this community of just half a million continues to punch above its weight. In Copenhagen, LOST iN spoke to a popular food blogger, an artist couple pushing for analogue life, a guitarist from a leading band, a…

It Conquered the World- Artichoke mutants unite against injustice.

It Conquered the World- Artichoke mutants unite against injustice.

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