How old is English?
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I wrote this essay for people who want to know more about the real origin of old English. Some minimal knowledge is required to understand the importance of the subject. For those people who have very little knowledge about the subject, I advise to read first this Wikipedia article (section History) where the official version of the origin of English is explained.
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Last update: February 2013
English was not imported by the Anglo-Saxons
This is how the events of the 5th century AD and the origin of the English language are declared in every history book, in every schoolbook, worldwide :
The Anglo-Saxons imported the English language in
the 5th century into Britain. The Anglo-Saxons were
initially invited as mercenaries. When their wages
could not be paid, they rebelled and took over the
east of Britain. The Britons reacted by fighting
bravely, but their efforts were hampered by
treachery and unlawful collaboration with the enemy
by some of their most high ranking members.
Eventually the Anglo-Saxons managed to subdue the
eastern population. They imposed their culture and
language. A major part of the population fled west
where the British resistance proved to be successful
for a while.
But official history has several major
For a brief summary click here .
Por un resumen en Espanol click aqui.
A warning for students: this new version of the
origin of the English language is not (yet) the
New since March 2013:
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