English as a world language

Events

Anglo Saxons arrive in the British Isles

500 AD

The Vikings start raiding England

800 AD

The Normans invades the country

1066

Shakespears plays become famous

Approx. 1500

Britain starts establishing colonies

Approx. 1700

British colonies in North America form a union- the USA

1783

American cultural and political influence grows steadily

Approx. 1900

Hollywood films, television and the internet reach people all over the world

Approx. 2000