Old English

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Old English (/ɒʊld ɪŋ(g)lɪʃ/) or Anglo-Saxon (/æŋgləʊ sæksən/) is a dead language that is an ancestor of Middle English and modern English.[1]

It was introduced to England in the mid-5th century CE and developed into Middle English after the Norman Conquest which began in 1066.

It was very much a Germanic language, with largely Germanic grammar and vocabulary.