William the Conqueror invaded and conquered England. In the 14th century English became dominant in Britain again, but with many French words added. This language is called Middle English.
Mar 20, 1100
The End of Old English
Old English was spoken until around 1100.
Apr 23, 1100
When Middle English officially began
The time people used Middle English.
May 19, 1500
When Middle English is No longer used
It would still be difficult for native English speakers to understand today.
Jun 30, 1500
Early Modern English
A sudden and distinct change in pronunciation (The Great Vowel Shift) started, with vowels being pronounced shorter and shorter. This, and the Renaissance of Classical learning, meant that many new words and phrases entered the language.
The First English Dictionary
When the first English dictionary was made.
The End of Early Modern English
When less and less people used Early Modern English.
The Begining of Modern English
The time people started useing this language.
Modern English is Different
Modern English has many more words than the Early Modern English, The English language adopted foreign words from many countries.
Modern English still going on Today
Today we still use Modern English. It is used throughout the whole United States.
Three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD. At that time the people of Britain spoke a Celtic language. But most of the Celtic speakers were pushed west and north by the invaders. The Angles came from Englaland and their language was called Englisc - from which the words England and English are like the same.