From English, to Queen, to Writer.

  • 450

    Start of the Old English Language

    Start of the Old English Language
    The English Language developed from a West Germanic language, which originated from the Anglo-Frisian dialects. This was concidered Old English.
  • Mar 15, 1100

    The Start of the Middle English

    The Start of the Middle English
    In the 11th century William the Conqueror, conquered England. He brought with him the French language. The upper class started using French and the lower classes spoke English. In the 14th century English became the primary language, with some French words mixed in. This became known as Middle English.
  • Mar 14, 1500

    Start of Early Modern English

    The English language changed and people started shortening vowels. England was influenced by many other countries and new words and phrases started to be used. Printing was invented and books became available to more people. The dialect of London became the common form of English. The first English dictionary was printed in 1604.
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Queen Elizabeth was Born

    Queen Elizabeth was born on 1533, in Greenwhich Palace. She was named after both her grandmothers. She was the 2nd child of Henry VIII, and her mother was Henry's 2nd wife. She was next in line for the throne.
  • Feb 15, 1542

    Queen Elizabeth's Mother

    Queen Elizabeth's Mother
    Ann, Elizabeth's mother, was executed, which made Elizabeth's chance at the throne small.
  • Nov 17, 1559

    Elizabeth Becomes Queen

    Elizabeth Becomes Queen
    Queen Ellizabeth became Queen in 1953 when her sister died. Elizabeth was 25 years old. She ruled untill her death. She was the 5th and last ruler of the Tudor dynasty.
  • Apr 23, 1564

    William Shakespeare's Birthday

    William Shakespeare's Birthday
    William's birthday is not known but it is believed to be around April 23, 1564.
  • Apr 26, 1564

    Baptizm of William Shakespeare

    Baptizm of William Shakespeare
    This is the date when he was baptized.
  • Mar 15, 1582

    Shakespeare and Anne

    Shakespeare and Anne
    In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (not the one we know of today) of Stratford.
  • Shakespears 1st daughter,born

    Shakespears 1st daughter,born
    Susanna was his first child
  • Shakespeare's Twins Born

    Shakespeare's Twins Born
    Hamnet and Judith Shakespeare were born two years after Shakespear's wedding.
  • Queen Elizabeths Death

    Queen Elizabeths Death
    Queen Elizabeth died a virgin.
  • William Shakespeare's Death

    Shakespare was 52 years old when he died. He died on his supposed birthday.
  • Late Modern English

    Many new words were added to the English language during this period. Words to describe technology and words brought by different cultures were added during this time.