old english period and middle english period.....facts, literature, event, features

Old English:

Middle English:

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This site will give you an overview of both Old English and Middle English:

This site is a brief historic overview:


These sites focus on Old English literature:


Middle English History:

Middle English Literature:

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Old English Period:

- Old English, also known as Anglo-Saxon, was spoken from the 5th to the 11th century.
- It was a Germanic language influenced by Latin and Norse.
- One of the most famous works of literature from this period is Beowulf.
- Old English literature consisted mainly of epic poetry, religious writings, and historical chronicles.
- The conversion to Christianity in the 7th century had a significant impact on Old English literature.
- Events such as the Viking invasions and the establishment of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England shaped the history of the Old English period.

Middle English Period:
- Middle English was spoken from the 11th to the 15th century.
- It evolved from Old English through the Norman Conquest of 1066, which brought French influence to the English language.
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is one of the most famous works of literature from this period.
- Middle English literature saw the rise of romance, allegory, and religious writings.
- Events such as the Hundred Years' War and the Black Death had a significant impact on Middle English literature and society.

To find more specific facts, literature, events, and features of the Old English and Middle English periods, you can refer to the provided links or search for "Old English" or "Middle English" on search engines like Google.