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[Web-masters note:]

"Middle English" not "Old English" is the term for what Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400) wrote in.

Old English pre-dates the Norman invasion of England (1066), and is a Norse-looking Germanic language with no admixture of French.

Beowulf, for instance, was written in Old English.

Chaucer, author of the Canterbury Tales (also composed c. 1390) wrote in Middle English.

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