History of English

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  • 6,000 BCE

    History of English

    History of English
    All starts here this is how far History and Archaeology have gotten
  • Period:
    6,000 BCE
    to
    450

    Despite the invasions

    The inhabitants continue speaking Celtic and the language starts evolving with the mix of cultures and languages
    there was a mix called Proto Indo European of languages
  • -55 BCE

    Roman Invasion

    Roman Invasion
    Britain is invaded by Julius Caesar
  • 410

    Rome leaves Britain

    Rome leaves Britain
    the romans leave and come others to Britan, in the meanwhile the locals spoke Celtic
  • 450

    Anglo, Saxons and Jutes

    Anglo, Saxons and Jutes
    These three groups arrive in Britain and contribute with the vocabulary. in a mayor part the Anglo and Saxons because they had words more often used
  • Period:
    450
    to
    480

    Old English

    we have the Earliest inscriptions of Old English and begining of Anglo - Saxon language
  • 597

    Christianity

    Christianity
    They come to England also contributing with Latin words
  • 731

    Venerable Bede write

    Venerable Bede write
    "The Ecclesiastical History of the English People” (in Latin)
  • 800

    Beowulf

    Beowulf
    Old English epic poem was writen
  • 800

    Vikings

    Vikings
    around the year 800 the Vikings invade Britain and created a disaster, but also contibuted with more than 200o words to the language
  • 1066

    Norman conquest

    Norman conquest
    Under William the Conqueror
  • Period:
    1125
    to
    1400

    French usage

    French was used for all official events. The Domesday Book, Ormulum are examples. Also the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge were Established
  • Period:
    1150
    to
    1400

    Middle English Period

  • Period:
    1337
    to
    1453

    100 year war

    there was a period of war called the 100 year war but it lasted 116 years actually
  • Period:
    1476
    to

    Early Modern English

    Dictionaries, Shakespeare, Declaration of Independence, Britain abandons the Colonies. Many Changes in the world
  • Period:
    1564
    to

    Shakespeare

    Time of Illustration for English, new words, expressions and knowledge
  • Period: to

    English in the world

    During this time Britain expands their language to the world, as the language of the bible, science and Shakespeare
  • Pilgrims

    Pilgrims
    when the pilgrims arrived they borrowed new words from the natives in order to name all the new things they were discovering
  • 1611

    1611
    King James Bible, light reading that became popular and had people using new phrases
  • Royal society

    Royal society
    This was a period of science, new vocabulary and new concepts
  • Webster

    Webster
    The dictionary of webster was published as an american Dictionary
  • Oxford

    Oxford
    This Dictionary was created to enclose all the new words, many years passed to be published but has been evolving ever since
  • Nowadays

    Nowadays
    The language is changing every day we have music, slang, words borrowed from other languages, contractions and mini words created by young people. Technology, science and more.