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  • 410

    1st Germanic Tribes

    The first Germanic Tribes arrive from England.
  • 450

    Then.... And Now

    Then.... And Now
    Most of invading Germanic tribes spoke in languages similar to one another. They formed a language what is now called Old English. It was developed in Britain. People now speak much differently then they did back then. Most people now would have a hard time understanding the ancient language. the Great Vowel Shift Begins.
  • May 20, 600

    The pre English period

    The pre English period takes place.
  • May 19, 1066

    England invaded and conquered by French

    England invaded and conquered by French
    In 1066, England was invaded and conquered by Normandy/France. French became the dominant language for a few centuries,The rich used french, and the poor used English.
  • May 19, 1300

    English is dominant

    English is dominant
    By the 14th century, English agian became dominant. However, the French had added many words to the English language.
  • May 19, 1348

    English replaces Latin

    English replaces Latin
    In 1348, English replaced Latin in most schools. So, people learned English, instead of Latin.
  • May 19, 1362

    English Repclaces French

    English Repclaces French
    In 1362, the English language replaced the Freecnh as The languge of law. It was used in the Parliment for the first time.
  • May 19, 1476

    Early Modern English

    Early Modern English
    In 1476, William Caxton established the first English printing press. in 1564, the great poet Shakespeare is born. In 1604, the first English dictionary ever (the Table Alphabeticall) is published. In 1702, the first English-language newspaper (The Daily Courant), was published in London.
  • England's radio

    England's radio
    Enlgand founded Britan's Broadcasting Corporation.
  • English dictionary

    English dictionary
    Oxford English Dictionary is founded.
  • Norse invasion and settlement

    Norse invasions and settlement brought many North Germanic words into the language, especially in North England.
  • VIkings attack!

    VIkings attack!
    From 793-871, the first serious viking incursions take place.
  • Proto-Indo-European

    From 5,000 to 4,000 BCE, Proto-Indo-Europeans lived in Southwest Russia.