Category: History Of English Language

The Reestablishment of the English Language

(1200-1500)  I. Changing Conditions after 1200 The linguistic situation described in the previous chapter did not continue because the conditions under which it arose changed. Shortly after 1200 England lost an important part of its possessions in Europe. The English nobility gradually relinquished their estates in the continent. Rivalry developed between England and France, accompanied […]