They brought French to England (2/6)

The Norman invasion of England is remembered by historians not only for its political implications, but for the linguistic implications it had for the future of England and how these have shaped the modern English language today. The Norman Conquest brought about many changes in the English, then Anglo-Saxon language and culture, as the vast majority of the Anglo-Saxon nobility were replaced with Norman soldiers and others who had aided William. Furthermore, the very English language itself was directly affected. The terms house, mansion, toilet, offspring, pig, live, think, conceive, mother – all of these and many, many more strode from French into the English language by way of the Norman invasion.

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