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A Short History of the English People

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        LC Classifications1907
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        Paginationxvi, 121 p. :
        Number of Pages77
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In the 20th century, America has been the world's most powerful nation - and Americans have brought the English language to other countries of the world. Castles sometimes made room for small courtyard gardens, with paths through raised flower beds. Here, as elsewhere, divide-and-rule was characteristic of British governance, with certain ethnic groups being favoured over others, creating clashes of loyalties. Whereas the first Anglo-Burmese War 1824-1826 was fought to regain territory that Burma had wrested away from British India, by the time of the third war in 1885, which resulted in the total annexation of Burma, other A Short History of the English People were at play.

Beginning of Roman rule of Britain 436 Roman withdrawal from Britain complete 449 Settlement of Britain by Germanic invaders begins 450-480 Earliest known Old English inscriptions Old English 1066 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, invades and conquers England c1150 Earliest surviving manuscripts in Middle English Middle English 1348 English replaces Latin as the language of instruction in most schools 1362 English replaces French as the language of law.

For the quantity and quality of writing this book makes more modern histories look like bad value for money! The line of kings that followed him constructed thousands of pagodas, and also monasteries, libraries and colleges.

Lines from Hamlet, written in Early Modern English by Shakespeare public domain Late Modern English 1800-Present The main difference between Early Modern English and Late Modern English is vocabulary. Old English did not sound or look like English today.

A short history of the English language

For the first time since the Romans left, sundials and statues were once more popular garden ornaments. This, and the Renaissance of Classical learning, meant that many new words and phrases entered the language. The succeeding centuries would be marked by divisions, as various ruling dynasties rose and fell, and territories under their control underwent constant permutation. French words through Louisiana and West African words through the slave trade also influenced American English and so, to an extent, British English.