English through the ages

  • 450

    Start of old english

    Start of old english
    Old english is awest germanic language.it was used for 700 years
  • Feb 19, 700

    Beowulf poem

    Beowulf poem
    about beowulf poemThe poem beowulf was written somewhere between 700-1000 it is about a hero geats who battles three antagonists.
  • Jan 20, 1066

    end of old english

    Because of the Corman conquest of England they were put into a subsequent transition to middle english
  • Jul 30, 1066

    Start of middle english

    In 1066 William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normany invaded and conquered England. The new conquerors brought with them a kind of French, which became the language of the Royal Court, In the 14th century English became dominant in Britain again, but with many French words added. And this became early english
  • Jan 1, 1470

    End of middle english

    The end of the Middle English period is set at about 1470
  • Dec 31, 1470

    Start of Early modern english

    Stage of english where early modern english used from the end of middle english up to 1650
  • First english dictionary published

    Table Alphabeticall, the first English dictionary, is published.
  • End of early modern english

    Early modern english changed in the great vowel shift to make faster and easier pronounciation
  • Modern english

    Modern english is the language spoken today
  • Modern english