The History of the English Language

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  • Period: 400 to

    The History of the English Language

  • 410

    Romans Invade Britain

    Beginning 400 years of control over much of the land. OLD ENGLISH
  • 410

    The First Germanic Tribes Arrive in Britain

    OLD ENGLISH
  • 700

    Earliest Manuscript Records of Old English

    Approximate date OLD ENGLISH
  • 800

    Suspected date of Beowulf's writing

    OLD ENGLISH
  • 1066

    The Norman Invasion

    The Norman Invasion
    MIDDLE ENGLISH
  • 1066

    Norman Conquest of England

    MIDDLE ENGLISH
  • 1209

    University of Cambridge is Formed

    MIDDLE ENGLISH
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    MIDDLE ENGLISH
  • 1387

    Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

    They were created from 1387 to 1400. MIDDLE ENGLISH
  • Oct 12, 1492

    The Discovery of North America

    MIDDLE ENGLISH
  • The Gunpowder Plot

    Last major Catholic conspiracy MODERN ENGLISH
  • Publication of Shakespeare's First Folio

    MODERN ENGLISH
  • End of First Dutch War

    MODERN ENGLISH
  • Bank of England Founded

    MODERN ENGLISH
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    MODERN ENGLISH
  • The Invention of the Printing Press

    The Invention of the Printing Press
    MODERN ENGLISH