History of English Language

  • 400

    Year 400

  • 450

    Old English

    Bedward, Brabble, Elflock
  • 500

    Old English Events

    Fall of Roman Empire, The Goths, Rise of Saxon
  • 750

    Beowulf Writings

    One of the earliest writings in Europe about Pagan Scandinavia and it was a heroic poem written in the 6th century CE.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Norman Conquest

    An invasion in England by the Normans.
  • 1100

    Middle English Events

    The Black Death, Hundred Years War, Reign of Henry IV
  • 1150

    Middle English

    Coy, Bet, Everich
  • 1400

    Canterbury Tales

    A collection of 24 written stories in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer.
  • 1436

    The Printing Press

    A German goldsmith named Johannes Gutenberg made the printing press although woodblock printing was relevant in the 9th century by Chinese and Korean book makers.
  • Jun 24, 1497

    Discovery of North America

    Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator who discovered the new world.
  • 1550

    Modern English

    Yes, Okay, Thanks
  • 1550

    Modern English Events

    Scientific Revolution, Industrial Revolution, French Revolution
  • American Civil War

    A war fought in the United States against the Union and the Confederation