How English Came at First

How English Came at First

English has its great history when you dig it. In fact in the beginning we did not have this English Language. It came only when Angles occupied Britannia which in now known as UK. This is the way when Angles Saxon Jutes Picts Friscians who attacked United Kingdom during 450 Ad came into existence. In fact this type of  Occupying Uk led to the domination of the local languages called Angles and Saxons.

Which Later were known to be Anglo Saxon Language. This is also called OLD ENGLISH. This existed upto 1066 Ad when there was a norman conquest. French attacked in the year 1066 and it was French Ruling. Up to then it was Latin domination but since then it was French who  ruled as first class citizens. This way French ruled and English became the language of the common people. So this is the history taking place and when it was there Chaucer the father of poetry came up who was born in the year 1340 and lived up to 1400. So to say this period was a revolutionary period

Chaucer wrote Canterbury Tales which was a super hit poetry during that time. He used middle English. He changed many words and brought new words. The Middle English Period is from 1066 to 1500. Chaucer, John Gower made their Impact and also Wycliff who translated Bible also showed great impact. All things started changing until Elizabethan Era which started from 1558 to 1603.  During this period we can simply make a point that this period is called renaissance period that is from 1500 to 1660. Elizabethan period exists here only. After this we had some restoration period where we have from 1660 to 1700.

Whole 18th century literature was also with lot of changes and this way we can remember 18th century great poets like John Dryden, Pope and Ben Johnson This period also called neo classisim. After which we go Romantic period from 1798 to 1837 and Victorian period from 1837 to 1901 and later Modern Period or 20th century literature and Post modernism existed. This is how English came and took its development. So English has its great history.

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