The English language developed in the 5th century in England, when Germanic tribes invaded the British Isles from Denmark and northern Germany.
The language spoken by these people became what we know as Old English. This developed into Middle English after the French conquered England in 1066, and has changed further into Modern English.
English is a West Germanic language that originated from the Anglo-Frisian
dialects and was brought to Britain by Germanic invaders (or settlers) from what
A short history of the origins and development of English. The history of the
English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who
Many scholars consider the Norman Conquest of England to be the most
important event in the history of the English language. The man who directed that
Early 9th century Egbert of Wessex incorporates Cornwall into his kingdom and is recognized as overlord of the seven kingdoms of the Angles and Saxons (the Heptarchy): England begins to emerge.
Latin is used in churches and schools. English
becomes the dominant langua
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Provides an overview of the three periods of English, along with examples of the
language at various points in history.
The History of English - How the English language went from an obscure
Germanic dialect to a global language.
The Norman establishment used French and Latin, leaving English as the
language of the illiterate and powerless majority. During this period English
Jan 15, 2001 ... English is a member of the Indo-European family of languages. This broad family
includes most of the European languages spoken today.
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Nov 8, 2011 ... A look at the history of the English language. (this is a combination of all 10 parts
of the series into one video) (all parts - combined) Playlist link ...