WORD BY WORD. An exciting presentation of how words come to be. Dates/Events important to OE(449-1100). 55BC-410AD: Romans occupy what would become Great Britain
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An exciting presentation of how words come to be
55BC-410AD: Romans occupy what would become Great Britain
449AD: Warriors from Germanic tribes (from PD Denmark and northern Germany) begin invasions, driving the original British to the “Celtic Fringe.”
597AD: Christian missionaries begin converting Brits (one of the “cultural revolutions” mentioned in our readings)
1066: Norman Invasion
1200: “Great Silence” connected with written English ended with reassertion of English
1337-1454 (‘54 according to “Brief History”): Hundred Years War with France
1476: Introduction of the printing press to England
King James Bible—the result of the earlier 1534 break with the Catholic Church, led to the publication of several English language Bibles, most notably, the creation of the King James Bible (published in 1611), designed to ease tensions between the Anglicans and the Puritans.