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English in the world today
English in the world today

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Timeline of the history of English

Activity 4

Click on the link below to see an interactive timeline of the history of English from its earliest beginnings up until the 21st century. The Help button at the top of the timeline gives an explanation of how to use it. Take the dates at which the four Bible translations we looked at earlier were written (i.e.: circa 980; circa 1380; 1611; and 1961), and explore the events that were going on in the development of English at that time.

You will need to either open the link below in a new tab or window, or use the back button on your browser to get back to this page after you have finished exploring.

History of English timeline [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]