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Middle English


Readings in Old and Middle English


The Sound of the Middle / Medieval English Language (A Short Story)


How far back in time could you go and still understand English?


Interview with an Anglo-Saxon in Old English


The Canterbury Tales in Middle English with translation, lines 1 to 18

Middle English (ME) is collectively the varieties of the English language spoken after the Norman Conquest (1066) until the late 15th century; scholarly opinion varies but the Oxford English Dictionary specifies the period of 1150 to 1500. This stage of the development of the English language roughly followed the High to the Late Middle Ages.
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