Some articles on period, english:
... in the British Isles during the Anglo-Norman period and originating from a northern langue d'oïl dialect ... Merchants and lower-ranked nobles were often bilingual in Anglo-Norman and English, whilst English continued to be the language of the common people ... Middle English was influenced by both Anglo-Norman and, later, Anglo-French (see characteristics of the Anglo-Norman language) ...
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