The world of Old Engish Literature is a world of warriers and battles a world where the indivitual is a solitary outsider in a harsh and difficult society .
The world was to change as a result of the most famous single event in English history .The Normon's where originally from Scandinavia .They established a kingdome in the north of France. This was Normandy .They crossed the channel from France ,one the battle of Hastings ,and look over the kingdome of England , which leitimately belonged to the family of the new king , William the coquerer .
The most important result was the establishment of a strong centralised government . The Nomon king effectively checked the barrons and controlled their destructive tendencies . The Normon domination in the social ,political ,and religious fields continued for morethan two centuries . The fudelism introduced by the Normons caused a great change in England .
The Normon brought with them the French language and culture . The two century after the conquest where the period of consolidation as the two language struggled to integrate as a result Bilingualism wide spread . The Anglo-Saxon language was enriched in course of time .It was only after 1204 that the Normon conquerrors themselves bgan to develop a fulled English identity a desire to use the English language subsiquently more and more french words ented the English language .
At this time London established itself as the capital city the characteristics the London dialect show that it's main influence came to the north ; from the university of Cambridge , Oxford . For some years both English and Normon french were spoken side by side . Until the Normon conquest their is hardly any love poetry in English literature .Clearly land was more important than love .The new love theme came from province in the South-East to France . love was analmost religious passion . and the greatest love was unfulfilled .
french enjoyed great presige and social status . Frenc words penetrated into social status . French words tended to spread from London . Many of these words comes down from a higher social and cultural level and had no equalent had in English . By contrast the English and the Scantinavian derived words are more homely and much more part of a daily life .
French and English mearged to what is known as ' Middle English' and the prosses was complete by about the French words are considered more literary in function 1300. It can be noted that the French words used in domestic domains . Many house hold words are of french origin - government ,parliament , Assembly , Chacellor ,Treasurer, noble ,Peer , Prince , Prinsess , Page , Sir , Madom , Religion , Theology , Prayer , Cardinal , Thirty , charity , Mercy , Pitty , Vertue , Arms, Battle , Blue , Brown ,Scarlet , Pearl ,Diamond , Dinner , Supper , Feart , Appetite , Taste , Roast ,Boil , Fry , Chicken , Mutton , Beaf , Curton , Chair , Music , Art , Painting etc . The bulk of French loans shows that centuries of French linguistic domination made a deep impression English culture as well.