Middle English

Its name owes Anglian England. The word "England" in Latin, as in all the languages German group sounded like "Angley (angli), and when there was an ancient English word has changed its tone and mark and was pronounced as "Anglo (engle). And before the year 1000 AD, the term Engla-land (the land of Angles") was called Britain. And the notion of "British race" united all the Germanic tribes who settled in Britain. In the IX century AD Land north-east England were captured by Vikings.

The Vikings came from Scandinavia: from Norway and Denmark. Language in which they said belongs to the northern sub-Germanic languages. In 954 he was murdered by the governor Kingdom of York King Eirik I, which is also called the Blood axes. Learn more at: Levi’s. And then formed a single state called England. Eldred King of England rules. However, the political unity of the country reached only in the following century, when the ruler was the Danish King Canute, who ruled by three countries: Denmark, Norway and England.

And a few more decades, people living in England, spoke at the Scandinavian dialects. Especially for a long time they remained in Scotland (the inhabitants of remote areas in the Old Norse language spoken before the XVII century). In the literature of the time clearly felt Scandinavian trend. Were popular chivalric romances and ballads. In 1066, after Norman Conquest of England of land, a huge influence on the English language has the French language, which gradually pushes aside ancient Scandinavian dialects. Thus began the era of education Middle English.