The Timeline History of the English Language.
At last a concise, clear, straight-to-the-point reference on the history of English. With timelines, charts, maps, and illustrations, you can satisfy your curiosity and handle any confusion about how English came together.
View each phrase of the English language, every major contributing source and when every influencing event occurred between the last ice age and the present.
What are the earliest roots of English?
What are the seven major events that influenced English?
Why did so many French words come into English?
How did the Vikings help to make Modern English simpler?
How did a king prevent English from dying out?
Why did Latin influence English so much?
Why are our weekdays named after Germanic gods and our months after Roman gods and Emperors?