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Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of England in the 11th Century

Five events that shaped the history of English: part one

The Anglo-Saxon settlement It’s never easy to pinpoint exactly when a specific language began, but in the case of English we can at least say that there is little sense in speaking of the English language as a separate entity before the Anglo-Saxons came to Britain. Little is known of this period with any certainty, […]

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