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Place names – how do you pronounce them?

Following on from my video last week on how to pronounce surnames that come up frequently in Tudor book and primary sources, I'm talking today about British place names.

Just how do you pronounce Balliol College, Magdalen College, Godmanchester, Marylebone, Towcester...? Find out in this video and let me know if you need to know how to pronounce one or you'd like to add one to the list.

P.S. I added one after I say goodbye, so watch to the end!

P.P.S. Prideaux Castle can also be pronounced Pridex (short i) or Priddicks. Prideaux Place, however, is pronounced like the French - Pree-doe.

If you missed last week's video then you can click here to watch it.

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  1. C

    A few there that I didn’t know!
    You didn’t do too badly with the Welsh names, Claire.

    1. C - Post Author

      Thank you, must be the Welsh blood!

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Place names – how do you pronounce them?