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1 THE HISTORY OF EARLY MODERN ENGLISH

2 Contents Important Dates Outstanding Persons Major Attributes of the Language

3 IMPORTANT DATES A Chronology of Relevant Historical and Literary Events

4 Life of John Skelton Clergyman, satirist, and poet. Skelton typifies the enormous growth in the English vocabulary. Skelton introduces about 1500 new words into the language.

5 Reign of Henry VII First of the Tudor Dynasty His reign marks the end of Middle English

6 Reign of Henry VIII The Protestant Reformation reduces the dominance of Latin in England.

7 1531 – Publication of Sir Thomas Elyot’s The Governour First book on Education printed in England. Effort to enrich the vocabulary of the EME with foreign loans

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13 Relevant Periods and eras in the History of Early Modern English Tudor period (1485–1603) Elizabethan era (1558–1603) Stuart Period (1603–1714) Jacobean era (1603 – 1625) Caroline era (1625—1642)

14 CHRONOLOGY RulerHistorical EventsLiterary Events 1500 Henry VII ( )Discovery of America (1492) Skelton Henry VIII ( )Dissolution of Monasteries ( ) Tyndale’s Bible Edward VI ( ) Mary ( )Loss of Calais 1558) Elizabeth I ( )

15 1600 James I ( )East India Co founded (1600) Union with Scotland (1603) First American Colonies A.V. of Bible (1611) Shakespeare First Folio (1623) Paradise Lost (1667) Charles I ( ) The Commonwealth ( ) Charles II ( ) James II ( ) William ( ) and Mary ( )

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17 Works Cited and Sources Baugh, Albert C., and Thomas Cable. A History of the English Language. Fifth Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Bevington, David, ed. The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Updated Fourth Edition. USA: Longman, Bloomfield, Morton W., and Leonard Newmark. A Linguistic Introduction to the History of English. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964

18 Works Cited and Sources Brook, G.L. A history of the English Language. New York: Norton Library, Cuddon, J.A. The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. Fourth Edition. London: Penguin Books, 1999.

19 Works Cited and Sources Damrosch, David, ed. The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Volume A. 2nd Compact Edition. London: Longman, David Burnley. The History of the English Language. 2nd ed. London: Pearson Education, Glatthorn, Allan A., Charles W. Kreidler & Enerst J.Heiman. ­The Dynamics of Language. Book 4. USA: D.C. Heath and Company, 1971.

20 Works Cited and Sources Jordan, Constance, and Clare Carroll. “The Early Modern Period.” The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Ed. David Damrosch. Vol.A. London: Longman, Miller, James E., Jr., Myrtle J. Jones, and Helen McDonnel. England in Literature. Macbeth Edition. London: Scott, Foresman and Company, Nist, John. A Structural History of English. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1966.

21 Videos and Films Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen. By Paula Milne. Perf. Anne-Marie Duff, Tom Hardy, Hans Matheson, Ian Hart, et al. Masterpiece Theater. BBC/Power and WGBH Boston Video, Samuel Johnson.. Dir. Malcolm Hossick. The Famous Authors Series. Videocassette. USA: Kultur..

22 Videos and Films Schama, Simon. “The Body of the Queen.” A History of Britain. The History Channel. VHS Documentary. BBC. New York: New Video, 2001., Twelfth Night. By William Shakespeare. Dir. Trevor Nunn. Perf. Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E.Grant, Nigel Hawthorne, Ben Kingsley, Mel Smith, Imelda Staunton, Toby Stephens, Imogen, Stubbs. USA: Fine Line Features. Image Entertainment.

23 Works Cited and Sources Internet Sources Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature ( )A comprehensive guide to British literature of the Renaissance with over 100 original pages, biographies, and works never before published on the web. Century Renaissance English Literature ( )


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