3910EMEtime - HU3910(Early Modern English Timeline 1500 to...

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HU3910 (Early) Modern English Timeline: 1500 to present (Events of particular linguistic importance are marked with an *.) LATE MIDDLE ENGLISH 1400 *Approximate beginning of Great Vowel Shift 1450 Printing by moveable type invented in the Rhineland of Germany 1476 a) First English book printed by Caxton in Belgium *b) Caxton brings press to England, at Westminster EARLY MIDDLE to MODERN ENGLISH 1525 *Publication of William Tyndales’ translation of the New Testament of the Bible 1558-1603 Reign of Elizabeth I 1564-1616 *Life of William Shakespeare 1584 Settlement of Roanoke Island, North Carolina by colonists led by Sir Walter Raleigh. 1590 Roanoke colony disappears without a trace. 1600 English traders establish the East India Company 1603 Union of Scotland and England as Great Britain under James I of England (James IV of Scotland) 1604 *Publication of Robert Cawdrey’s Table Alphabeticall, first dictionary of English. 1607
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