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The Norman Conquest

The History of English in 10 minutes - Chapter 2 (OU)

The Norman Conquest

Comprehension

  1. When and what was the Norman Conquest?
  2. In which areas was French used?
  3. In which areas was English used?
  4. Which language was used in the Church?
  5. When did English again become the main language?

Discussion

Why do you think English triumphed over French as the main language in Britain, despite French being the language of the ruling class?

Last updated 06/15/2018
Written by: Knut Inge Skifjeld and Eli Huseby

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