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The Normans by
Call Number: 940.1 MAR
Publication Date: 1992
Reference: Martell, H 1992, The Normans, Heinemann, London.
The story of English by
Call Number: 420.9 MCC
Publication Date: 1996
Reference: Cran, W & CCrum, R 1986, The story of English, Faber & Faber, London.
Middle English (1100-1500)
In 1066 William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy (part of modern France), invaded and conquered England. The new conquerors (called the Normans) brought with them a kind of French, which became the language of the Royal Court, and the ruling and business classes.
The Norman Conquest and Middle English (1100-1500)
West Germanic invaders from Jutland and southern Denmark: the Angles (whose name is the source of the words England and English), Saxons, and Jutes, began to settle in the British Isles in the fifth and sixth centuries AD.
Five Events that Shaped the History of English
The centuries after the Norman Conquest witnessed enormous changes in the English language. In the course of what is called the Middle English period, the fairly rich inflectional system of Old English broke down.
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