Old english

The English Language History

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  • Jan 1, 600

    Pre English

    Pre English
    Pre English is 600 A.D. and back
  • Period: Jan 1, 600 to Jan 1, 1100

    Old English

    Britain developed what we now call Old English
  • Jan 1, 1066

    The Invasion

    William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, invades and conquers England
  • Period: Jan 1, 1100 to Jan 1, 1500

    Middle English

    French mixde with english language is Middle English.
  • Jan 1, 1205

    First books

    First book in English appears since the conquest.
  • Jan 1, 1348

    English in schools

    English in schools
    English replaces Latin as the language of instruction in most schools.
  • Jan 1, 1362

    English in Parlement

    English replaces French as the language of law. English is used in Parliament for the first time.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Modern English

    The change of the pronunciation.
  • Jan 1, 1563

    Shakespeare birth

    Shakespeare birth
    Shakespeare is born.
  • The First dictionary

    The First dictionary
    Table Alphabeticall, the first English dictionary, is published.
  • Shakespeares Death

    Shakespeare dies. Recognized even then as a genius of the English language.
  • Period: to

    Late Modern English

    More Vocabulary added to the dictionary.