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  History - English District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History - English District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
The English District is one of thirty-five districts of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
The seal of the English District is a two-trunked sycamore tree with intertwining branches.
www.englishdistrict.org /history.htm   (1531 words)

  
 Words in English :: History
The language we call English was first brought to the north sea coasts of England in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D., by seafaring people from Denmark and the northwestern coasts of present-day Germany and the Netherlands.
The period from the Conquest to the reemergence of English as a full-fledged literary language is called Middle English.
Excursus: The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye
www.ruf.rice.edu /~kemmer/Words04/history   (2523 words)

  
 Ancient English History : New Chronology
English history is not an exemption from the "rule".
English history of 800-1040 and Byzantine history of 553-830.
English history of 1040-1327 and Byzantine history of 1143-1453.
www.new-tradition.org /Investigation-eng-history.htm   (4590 words)

  
 History of English
The English language is spoken by 750 million people in the world as either the official language of a nation, a second language, or in a mixture with other languages (such as pidgins and creoles.) English is the official language in England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; however, the United States has no official language.
English is classified genetically as a Low West Germanic language of the Indo-European family of languages.
The early history of the Germanic languages is based on reconstruction of a Proto-Germanic language that evolved into German, English, Dutch, Afrikaans, Yiddish, and the Scandinavian languages.
www.ielanguages.com /enghist.html   (3840 words)

  
 The History of English Wine
However, there are, fortunately, a good number of vineyards demonstrating that this adage is not necessarily true of all English vineyards and some of the more recently established vinyards and those which have grown from smaller origins have accumulated the professional and scientific expertise needed for successful commercial scale operations.
However this has led the more thinking members of the English wine industry to raise their sights (as, to be fair, many of them have always done) and to aim not at the bottom of the market but at the top.
English wine is good honest wine which has by law to be both grown and made in England (Similarly, "Welsh" in Wales).
www.english-wine.com /history.html   (1854 words)

  
 English language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English is an Anglo-Frisian language brought to southeastern Great Britain in the 5th century AD and earlier by Germanic settlers and Germanic auxiliary troops under Roman administration from various parts of northwest Germany (Saxons, Angles) as well as Jutland (Jutes).
English is also the most widely used language for young backpackers who travel across continents, regardless of whether it is their mother tongue or a secondary language.
English as a lingua franca for Europe and Euro-English are concepts of standardizing English for use as a second language in continental Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_language   (6392 words)

  
 English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible
The first hand-written English language Bible manuscripts were produced in the 1380's AD by John Wycliffe, an Oxford professor, scholar, and theologian.
It became the first English Bible authorized for public use, as it was distributed to every church, chained to the pulpit, and a reader was even provided so that the illiterate could hear the Word of God in plain English.
Protestants today are largely unaware of their own history, and unaware of the Geneva Bible (which is textually 95% the same as the King James Version, but 50 years older than the King James Version, and not influenced by the Roman Catholic Rheims New Testament that the King James translators admittedly took into consideration).
www.greatsite.com /timeline-english-bible-history   (5639 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - Royalty in English History - Kings and Queens of England
Charts the exploits the English rake, from the hedonistic King Charles II and his licentious courtiers to the flowering and decline of the rake during the Victorian era.
The English monarchy from 1100 B.C. to the 9th century A.D. The Age of Athelstan: Britain's Forgotten History by Paul Hill.
A classic exploration of the history of English kings and kingship from the sixth to the 12th centuries.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/index.html   (3423 words)

  
 History of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The settlement (or invasion) of England is known as the Saxon Conquest or the Anglo-Saxon (sometimes "English") Conquest.
The English Middle Ages were to be characterised by civil war, international war, occasional insurrection, and widespread political intrigue amongst the aristocratic and monarchic elite.
The Wars of the Roses culminated in the eventual victory of the relatively unknown Henry Tudor, Henry VII, at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, where the Yorkist Richard III was slain, and the succession of the Lancastrian House was ultimately assured.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_England   (5706 words)

  
 Rutgers English History - The First Professor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The founding of the English Department at Rutgers College coincided with the beginning of a revolutionary era in the development of the discipline itself.
Although Rutgers was founded in 1766 (as Queen's College), nearly a century was to pass before the study of English language and literature was to gain recognition and legitimacy in the academic world.
Still, despite its gradual beginnings, the formal program of English at Rutgers was one of the first to be established in American universities.
english.rutgers.edu /department/history/index.html   (763 words)

  
 Modern English History
There is in fifteenth-century English poetry a range of genre, theme, and tone which is worthy of serious study, and much of that poetry is actually European in inspiration and context rather than Chaucerian." He mentions Lydgate from the early 1400s especially.
Shakespeare, in his own day, was just another popular playwright, one of many whose works were revived after the reopening of English theatres in 1660; but the 18th and 19th centuries made him the supreme English literary writer, and his influence on popular culture and education continues strong in the 21st century.
In the reign of Elizabeth, the English government, though an international player, was largely concerned with its own island, and not the whole of that--Scotland being a co-equal and sometimes ornery neighbor.
www.uta.edu /english/tim/courses/4301w00/modhist.html   (2048 words)

  
 What is English? History of the origins and development of the English language
The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD.
Late Modern English has many more words, arising from two principal factors: firstly, the Industrial Revolution and technology created a need for new words; secondly, the British Empire at its height covered one quarter of the earth's surface, and the English language adopted foreign words from many countries.
English is a member of the Germanic family of languages.
www.englishclub.com /english-what.htm   (742 words)

  
 Medieval English urban history
An anthology of Chancery English: Petition of the Mercers of London
An anthology of Chancery English: Petition of the Mayor and Citizens of Southampton
A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, Volume 4.
www.trytel.com /~tristan/towns/towns.html   (2107 words)

  
 English Legal History
Early English Books Online and Early English Books, 1475-1640 (Perkins Microforms) include many printed Year Book editions before 1700 as well as Ashe’s Promptuarie (1614), an index to the Year Books and early nominate reports (Short-Title Catalogue numbers for early Year Books are 9551 through 9967, and for the Vulgate are R1088A through R1088F).
The English Reports [Full Reprint] (1900-1930) (KD270 1220.E53) reprints many of the nominate reports published between 1378 and 1865, and is considered the main source for early English cases.
The Journal of Legal History (Periodicals), a British publication, and Law and History Review (Periodicals), the journal of the American Society for Legal History, are two of the leading journals that publish articles on English legal history topics.
www.law.duke.edu /lib/researchguides/englishlegal.html   (3721 words)

  
 Dept. History, About Us, English Department, WCAS, Northwestern University
Northwestern's English department is located in University Hall, a striking limestone building styled after the Gothic Revival.
Having served as the home of the English department for many decades, University Hall's amenable spaces have also helped foster the careers of many eminent scholars and writers, including Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners and a future Poet Laureate.
Stephen Spender, the noted English poet and writer, taught as a visitor for several years in the early 1960s; he left Northwestern to become the first foreign-born Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress (a position now called "Poet Laureate").
www.english.northwestern.edu /about/history.html   (784 words)

  
 History of English Studies Page
Also interesting is Williams' use of the figure of a palimpsest-like map of English literature, one that contains layers of a "selective tradition" carved out by generations of scholars.
But, this is speculation; it is still important in terms of the history of English studies.
Now acknowledged as the definitive study of the "origins" of English Studies, Masks firmly locates these origins in their colonial context and argues that the humanizing and civilizing mission widely accepted to be at the heart of the disipline was absolutely bound up with the civilizing mission in British India.
www.english.ucsb.edu /faculty/rraley/research/englstud.html   (773 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A History of English Words (Language Library): Books: Geoffrey Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Geoffrey Hughes is Professor of the History of the English Language at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The book gives a good history of the English lexicon with a level of restraint in the use of linguistic technical terms that makes the work accessible.
One minor quibble is that a section of why English lost its inflections would have been relevant as it would have prefaced the part of the discussion of the Renaissance period in which new words were created by conversion (words changing grammatical role, for example, a noun being used as a verb).
www.amazon.com /History-English-Words-Language-Library/dp/063118855X   (1357 words)

  
 The English History Curriculum
Medieval Realms: History of England, Scotland and Wales in the period 1066-1500.
Usually this consists of a study of the Norman Invasion, life in Medieval Towns and Villages, a study of some of the problems that were faced by monarchs at the time and a study of Castles and/ or Cathedrals.
Local History is a key part of this study.
www.schoolshistory.org.uk /curriculum.htm   (685 words)

  
 HEL Website
The Preface to The Dictionary of the English Language
Ed Duncan's History of the English Language, Spring 2000 syllabus
History of the English Language: A Panel on Pedagogy
ebbs.english.vt.edu /hel/hel.html   (552 words)

  
 E. L. Easton - English - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History Course / Killeen 9th Grade Center / Harker Heights HS History George Mason Univ.
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eleaston.com /history.html   (228 words)

  
 AskOxford: History of English
The vocabulary of English also changed enormously, with tremendous numbers of borrowings from French and Latin, in addition to the Scandinavian loanwords already mentioned, which were slowly starting to appear in the written language.
During the medieval and early modern periods the influence of English spread throughout the British Isles, and from the early seventeenth century onwards its influence began to be felt throughout the world.
The eventual effects on the English language of both of these developments can only be guessed at today, but there can be little doubt that they will be as important as anything that has happened to English in the past sixteen hundred years.
www.askoxford.com /worldofwords/history/?view=uk   (1251 words)

  
 The History Place - English Colonial Era
, passed by the English Parliament, imposes heavy duties on molasses, rum and sugar imported from non-British islands in the Caribbean to protect the English planters there from French and Dutch competition.
is passed by the English Parliament, limiting the growth of the iron industry in the American colonies to protect the English Iron industry.
In October, George III becomes the new English King.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/revolution/rev-col.htm   (1356 words)

  
 NBA.com: Alex English Summary
Alex English Alex English was the NBA``s most prolific scorer during the 1980s and remains the seventh-leading scorer in league history.
Alex English was the NBA's most prolific scorer during the 1980s and retired as the seventh-leading scorer with 25, 613 points.
After being underutilized by the Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers during his first four years in the league, English became the most explosive member of a high-powered Denver Nuggets team that consistently ranked among the league's top-scoring clubs.
www.nba.com /history/players/english_summary.html   (218 words)

  
 Friends of Rutgers - A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Department of English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One innovation was the creation of the “English Section,” a loose confederation of the autonomous English Departments at Rutgers College, the New Jersey College for Women (later Douglass College), and University College (which had begun granting degrees in 1934 and had established a small but separate faculty in 1940).
French’s work on the English curriculum was influenced by his other important role: as the Chair of the powerful Council Committee on Educational Policies for the University.
Under his guidance, Rutgers English grew into the research leader that it is today, as he and his colleagues published 40 books, over 300 articles, and 200 creative works during his twenty years as Chair.
english.rutgers.edu /alumni/newsletter/fall_winter_05/history5.html   (1260 words)

  
 english history - Englishpage.com Forums
The history of the language can be traced back to the arrival of three Germanic tribes to the British Isles during the 5th Century AD.
Their language was called Englisc from which the word, English derives.
Modern English began around the 16th Century and, like all languages, is still changing.
www.englishpage.com /forums/showthread.php?t=5844   (282 words)

  
 England History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1689, the English Parliament presented to King William III and Queen Mary a declaration that became known as the Bill of Rights.
The Wessex Regionalists are committed to the most appropriate degree of self determination for Wessex within the context of a new England of regions.
To the west is the ancient and Celtic kingdom of Kernow (Cornwall in English), to the east there are the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Essex.
hometown.aol.com /wessex100/myhomepage/england.html   (2424 words)

  
 Britannia: British History
The internet's most comprehensive treatment of the Times, Places, Events and People of British History.
Edited by David Nash Ford, the department features narrative histories of England, Wales, Scotland and London, timelines, biographies, glossaries, bibliographies, historical documents and much more.
If you love authoritative copy, fine photography, beautiful artwork and exquisite printing, then, Pitkin Guides are perfect for you.
www.britannia.com /history   (144 words)

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