What happened when a French-speaking king took over the English crown. By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: 1066 and all that language

Last week, we looked at the events of the year 1066. This week, we examine how the English language changed after a French-speaking king took over the English crown.

Two knights galloping on horseback. Text: Reasons for English - The Year 1066 by English with Stephen

Reasons for English: The year 1066

They didn’t know it at the time, but the year 1066 was going to change everything in England; the king, the culture, the government, and the language.