Penguinspines

Works of Literary Importance

By Aedien
  • Period: 450 to

    Old Enlish to Modern English

  • Jan 1, 830

    The first mention of King Arthur in the "Historia Brittonum"

    The first mention of King Arthur in the "Historia Brittonum"
    This is the first reliable mention of King Arthur in literature. He appeared in the "Historia Brittonum" and was written by the Welsh Monk Nennius.
  • Jan 1, 850

    Beowulf is published between 700 and 1000

    Beowulf is published between 700 and 1000
    Beowulf was written in Old English and was first recorded between 700 and 1000.
  • Jan 1, 1150

    Old English to Middle English

    Around this time Old Enlish evolved into Middle English.
  • Jan 1, 1375

    Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight was written between 1375 and 1400

    Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight was written between 1375 and 1400
    Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight was first written down in Middle English.
  • Jan 1, 1381

    The Canterbury Tales Published between 1381 and 1386

    The Canterbury Tales Published between 1381 and 1386
    The Canterbury Tales was written in Middle English by Geoffery Chaucer.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Middle English to Modern English

    This marks the year in which Old English evolved into Modern English.
  • Snow White was adapted and put into English by the Brothers Grimm

    Snow White was adapted and put into English by the Brothers Grimm
    Snow White, a German fairy tale was adapted into English by the Brothers Grimm
  • "1984" Is written and published

    "1984" Is written and published