Quite how I found myself singing Olde Englishe songs with the Yeoman Warders in the RAF Club this week is anybody's guess, but I've been invited back to the Tower of London itself for a vocal rematch.  These fair-of-voice regal soldiers are very special people, as so few get to ever become a Beefeater, yet they continue a tradition that's lasted over 700 years:  the locking of the Tower of London every night, called the Ceremony of the Keys.

This reminded me of the history of language and how ...
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