Laughing Squid posted this fantastic series of videos (split into 10 parts) from The Open University on the history of the English language.

If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, these videos posted inside (1 above and 9 after the jump), each about 1 minute long, make history lessons easy to stomach and digest. They are entertaining so after watching all 10, it might not even feel like you just sat in front of your computer for 10 minutes straight.