About the english language

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    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great
    Alexander the Great was bron
  • 450

    Roman words

    Many of the words passed on from this era are those coined by Roman merchants and soldiers. These include win (wine), candel (candle), belt (belt) and weall (wall).
  • 500

    Iron Age

     Iron Age
    the iron age begins
  • Aug 24, 1014

    Aethelred the Unready

    He was driven out of England by the Danes.
    He had married a Norman woman so he sought refuge with his brother-in-law, the Duke of Normandy.
  • May 23, 1066

    french words

    french words
    Thousands of French words become embedded in the English vocabulary, most of which are words of power, such as crown, castle, court, parliament, army, mansion, gown, beauty, banquet, art, poet, romance, chess, colour, duke, servant, peasant, traitor and governor.
  • May 23, 1244

    king of france

    king of france
    King of France demands allegiance to France.
  • May 23, 1348

    The black death

    black death hit europe
  • May 23, 1349

    English in schools.

    English in schools.
    English in schools is started to be learned
  • May 23, 1360

    Alliterative morte darthur

    Alliterative morte darthur
    Alliterative Morte Darthur, one of the last Arthurian romances in English.
  • May 23, 1376

    black prince dies

    Death of the Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III.
  • May 23, 1384

    English in schools.

    English in schools.
    English now used in schools
  • May 23, 1385

    wyclif bible

    wyclif bible
    Wyclif Bible was created
  • May 23, 1400

    new latin words

    Many thousands of Latin words come into the language, most of which are connected to religion, medicine, law or literature. These words include scripture, collect, immortal, history, library, solar, recipe and genius.
  • May 23, 1400

    chaucer dies

    Death of Chaucer.
  • May 23, 1417

    Royal clerks

    Royal clerks
    Royal clerks use English for official writing.
  • May 23, 1453

    End of french war

    End of french war
    End of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) against the French.
  • derided words

    Words hated by Johnson, and omited from his dictionary, include bang, budge, fuss, gambler, shabby, and touchy.
  • Johnson's dictionary.

    Johnson's dictionary.
    Johnson's dictionary is made.
  • from the western world

    In an age of inventions and contraptions, of science & industry, of expanding cities & smog-gurgling factories the language must swell to accommodate new ideas.
  • The saxsons

    They were the most prominent group of the Germanic tribes that invaded England. The other two main tribes were the Angles and the Jutes. The word England is derived from the word Angles (Engles).
  • latin words

    Many of the new words derived from Latin refer to religion, such as altar, mass, school, and monk, but others are more domestic and mundane such as fork, spade, spider, tower, and rose.
  • the vikings

    These raiders and settlers bring almost 2000 new words into the English vocabulary. Words derived from Norse include anger, awkward, cake, die, egg, freckle, muggy, reindeer, silver, skirt and smile. Many Northern English dialect words still bear traces of Scandinavian languages, as do many place names such as Whitby and Grimsby.