A Children's Guide to Shropshire Place-Names

Historical Timeline

The Britons

750-500

BCE

The Romans

43

CE

The Anglo-Saxons

c. 450

The Vikings

793

The Normans

1066

The Britons spoke a language called British

The Romans spoke a language called Latin

The Anglo-Saxons spoke a language called Old English

The Vikings spoke a language called Old Norse

The Normans spoke a language called Anglo-Norman, and also wrote in  Latin

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