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Norman Conquests

The Norman conquest led to the transition from Old English to Middle English literature. The changes occurred on the level of language, prosody, and content. When William the Conqueror arrived in...

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Norman Conquests

What is know as Anglo-Saxon, or Old English, was developed from diverse contributions of many different peoples: the Jutes from Denmark, and the Saxons from Germany. The Danes made substantial...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2013 7:35 pm UTC

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Norman Conquests

William, duke of Normandy, had a claim on the throne of England when Edward the Confessor (his cousin) died. But Edward, contrary to an alleged promise to William, named Harold, earl of Wessex (who...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2012 8:00 pm UTC

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Norman Conquests

Perhaps the greatest shift in English naming patterns, as with the English language as a whole, occurred in the wake of the Norman conquests. With the Battle of Hasting in 1066, French speaking...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 1:17 am UTC

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