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Early Modern English - English Language
Pastime with Good Company - Early Modern English of Henry VIII's Court
Interview with an Anglo-Saxon in Old English
early modern english
Early Modern English, Early New English is the stage of the English language from the beginning of the Tudor period to the English Interregnum and Restoration, or from the transition from Middle English, in the late 15th century, to the transition to Modern English, in the mid-to-late 18th century.