The Life of the English Language

  • 450

    Earliest known English Descriptions

    Earliest known English Descriptions
    The Begining of the English Language as we know it.
  • Period: 450 to


  • Jan 1, 1066

    Conqouring and Middle English

    Conqouring and Middle English
    Normans conqoured England and brought the language French to England. There was a point where the lower class spoke English and higher class spoke French. Later on the English Language became dominant.
  • Jan 1, 1150


    The earliest found manuscripts of Middle English.
  • Jan 1, 1348

    The English Language is Taking Over

    The English Language is Taking Over
    English takes place in most schools replacing the Latin language.
  • Jan 1, 1362

    Language of Law

    Language of Law
    English becomes the language of law, meaning if you don't speak english there is a consequence. The English replaced French, and Englished is for the first time used in Parliment.
  • First Dictionary

    First Dictionary
    The first English dictionary is published. Table Alphabeticall
  • The English Settlement

    The English Settlement
    The first Permanent English Setllement is created.
  • Independence

    Thomas Jefferson Writes the American Decleration of Independence
  • Old English

    Old English
    Germanic tribes spoke a language that the Britan formed into what we see as Old English. Half of the words we use today come from old english. Some examples of these words are strong, and water.