Language & Vocabulary 16th Century

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Language and Vocabulary

New innovation in English vocabulary that came with the revival of the renaissance over the span of the 16th and the early 17th century, often referred to as the "Elizabethan Era" or the "Age of Shakespeare" after the most famous monarch and poet at the time. Latin (and to a lesser extent Greek and French) was still considered the language of education and scholarship at the time, and the great enthusiasm for the classical languages during the English Renaissance brought many new words into the language around 1600.

The Developement of the Printing Press

The final development of modern English was the printing press, a great invention introduces to England by William Caxton in 1476, originally invented by Johann Gutenberg around 1450.

Sites used

"The History of English - Early Modern English (c. 1500 - C. 1800)." The History of English - Early Modern English (c. 1500 - C. 1800). N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.