Middle English Period 1100 to 1500 a.C.

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Middle English Period 1100 to 1500 a.C. by Mind Map: Middle English Period 1100 to 1500 a.C.

1. Phases

1.1. English decline

1.1.1. 1066-1204

1.1.1.1. 1100. English language became the language of lower classes.

1.1.1.1.1. Replaced by Latin

1.1.1.1.2. Ruling classes spoke French

1.1.1.2. 1204. King John "Lackland"

1.1.1.2.1. Lost English possessions in France

1.1.1.2.2. Lost all his Normandy possessions except the Channel Islands

1.2. English in ascent

1.2.1. 1204- 1348

1.2.1.1. Decline of French and increased English interest.

1.2.1.1.1. Between 13th and 14th century

1.3. English triunphant

1.3.1. 1348- 1504

1.3.1.1. Black Death

1.3.1.1.1. 1348-1351

1.3.1.2. Hundred Years War

1.3.1.2.1. 1337-1453

2. The language

2.1. Middle Englsih

2.1.1. Was clearly Germanic

2.1.1.1. Latin

2.1.1.1.1. Extense Romance vocabulary

2.1.1.2. French

2.1.1.2.1. Two periods influence

3. Literature

3.1. 1380

3.1.1. John Wyclif

3.1.1.1. First complete translation of the bible into English

3.1.2. William Longland

3.1.2.1. Piers Plowman

3.2. 1384

3.2.1. Geoffrey Chaucer

3.2.1.1. Cantebury Thales

4. The end of the ME

4.1. 1476

4.1.1. William Caxton

4.1.1.1. Printing

4.1.1.2. Making books

4.1.1.2.1. Expansion of English vocabulary

4.2. 1500

4.2.1. Colonization

4.3. 1509

4.3.1. Henry the eight

4.3.1.1. cut the links between Rome and the English church