Facts: History of the English Language åk 6

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  • During which years was Old English spoken? Between the years 450 to 1100.
  • What were the three tribes called that invaded Britain? The Angles, Saxons and Jutes.
  • What was the most famous text from the era of Old English? Beowulf.
  • Which year was the Battle of Hastings fought and what was the name of the winner? 1066, William the Conqueror.
  • Which were the three classes during the time of middle english and which languages did they speak? The rich, French. The clergy, Latin. The poor, English.
  • During which era was middle English spoken? Between the years 1100 and 1500.
  • Who was a famous writer from the era of Middle English? Chaucer.
  • Who was a famous writer of Modern English that also invented a lot of words? Shakespeare.
  • During which era was printing invented? During the era of Modern English.
  • What does “the great vowel shift” refer to? All the vowels became shorter when pronounced.

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