History of the English Language

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  • Period: 450 to Jan 1, 1100

    Old English English Period

    Origins of the English Language: During the 5th century AD, three Germanic tribes, The Angles, Saxons and Jutes ctossed the North Sea into Britain.
  • 500

    Germanic Tribes Invade Britain

    Germanic Tribes Invade Britain
    Englishclub.comAngles, Saxons and Jutes cross the North Sea into Britain.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1100 to Jan 1, 1500

    Middle English Period

    English and French mixed. In the 14th century English again became dominant in Britain.
  • Jan 1, 1408

    Geoffrey Chaucer: Father of English Literature

    Geoffrey Chaucer: Father of English Literature
    Chaucer, a poet of Middle English, wrote the CANTERBURY TALES.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Modern English Period

  • Hamlet: Modern English Play

    Hamlet: Modern English Play
    HAMLET a tragedy written by William Shakespeare during the Modern English period.
  • First English Dictionary Published

    First English Dictionary Published
    Robert Cawdrey published TABLE ALPHABETICAL.
  • Period: to

    Late Modern English Period

  • 2011: Present-day English Language

    2011: Present-day English Language
    Google SquaredGo to Google Squared. Type in "English Speaking Countries" for current information on English speakers.
  • Beowulf: Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

    Beowulf: Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem
    Anonymous manuscript dated between 8th and early 11th century.