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The amazing History of the English Language

Timeline created by aimee2 in History
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Images small square 1st Jan, 0600 The English Language begans. The foundation of the English language was first built when the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes came to England. The Old Saxon language was the most spoken in England until the Vikings from mainly Norway and Denmark invaded Britain.
20 6 orig small square 18th Feb, 0610 Celtic form of christianity. Christianity introduced among Anglo-Saxons by St. Augustine, missionary from Rome. Irish missionaries spread Celtic form of Christianity to mainland Britain.
41ze%20c6tp3l. sl500 aa300  small square 20th Jun, 0800 1st influenced by the old English Language. Old English language was influenced by speakers of the Scandinavian branch of the Germanic language family, who conquered and colonized parts of Britain in the 8th and 9th centuries.
Bayeux tapestry small square 22nd Jul, 1000 2nd influenced by the Old English Language. The Normans in the 11th century, who spoke Old Norman and ultimately developed an English variety of this called Anglo-Norman.
Time box small square 24th Aug, 1066 Byebye Old English. The Old English period formally ended sometime after the Norman conquest (starting in 1066 AD), when the language was influenced to an even greater extent by the Norman-speaking Normans. Old English was spoken though till sometime in the 12th or 13th century.
Eng hist 19a norm scorn eng small square 19th May, 1100 Hello Middle English period. The Middle English period begans.
Moxon godwilling small square 21st Oct, 1258 First book & proclamation! First royal proclamation issued in english and in 1205 first book in english that appears since the conquest.
Csl4169l small square 26th Nov, 1362 It's now offical! English becomes offical language of the law courts.
Jonathan swift 0708 lg small square Jonathan Swift. A proposal for an Academy of the English Language was first brought forth by Jonathan Swift in 1712, but the Parliament voted against it.
250px sir william jones small square Sir william jones. Sir william discovered that Sanskrit contained many cognates to Greek and Latin. He conjectured a Proto-Indo-European language had existed many years before.
World map 2008 small square English around the world. Although the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have English as an official language, the United States does not have an official language. This is how it's possible to become a US citizen without speaking English.
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The English Language How the English language has developed so much over the years.