middle ages

Periods

St Patrick evangelize Ireland

432

Germanic invasions

450 - 600

considerable trade England/Scandinavia

500 - 600

Pope Gregory the Great

590 - 604

King Oswald's reign

634 - 642

Charlemagne

768 - 814

Viking invasions

793 - 1066

Louis I the Pious

814 - 840

Olaf of Dublin (the White)

853 - 871

Alfred the Great

871 - 899

Guthrum subjugated Wessex

878

Latin considered a different language in France

890

Aethelstan

924 - 940

Edmond

940 - 946

Edred

946 - 955

Sweyn Forkbeard

986 - 995

Viking founded Dublin

988

Anglo-Danish Period

1016 - 1035

Cnut the Great

1016 - 1035

Norman Conquest

1066

Birth of Middle English

1066 - 1080

100 Year War

1337 - 1453

Henry IV coronation

1399

Beginning of Tudors

1485

English develops in Celtic environments

1500 - 1600

English language of the majority in the UK

1800 - 1900

Literary work

Augustine's Soliloquies

300

The Voyages of Ohthere and Wulfstan

375 - 418

1st text in Ireland

400

Pre-established Welsh Norman literature

500 - 800

Circulation of Beowulf (oral)

500 - 600

Consolation of Philosophy

523

Pastoral Care

590

St Aidan

590 - 651

Venerable Bede

672 - 735

Alcuin

732 A.D. - 804 A.D.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

978 - 988

De Falsis Diis

990 - 1010

Beowulf

1000

Domesday Book

1085

Mabinogi

1100 - 1200

Orrmulum orrm

1100

Historia Regum Britanniae

1136

Brut de Wace

1150 - 1155

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle updated

1154

The Brut Layamon

1189 - 1200

Havelok

1200

Bruce

1286 - 1332

Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu

1290

Cursor Mundi

1300

development of literature in Middle English

1300 - 1400

Handlynge Synn

1303

Chaucer

1343 - 1400

Piers Plowman

1360 - 1387

The Bruce

1375

Confessio Amantis

1386 - 1390

Canterbury Tales

1390

Beowulf translated into English

1690

Mabinogi's 1st translation

1838 - 1849

Discovery of Beowulf and latin translation

1850