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These are the very helpful sources I used to learn about this fascinating information:

1. Bailey, Richard W. Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, 1991.

2. Baugh, Albert C. and Thomas Cable. A History of the English Language. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Simon and Schuster, Co., 1993.

3. Beard, Charles. The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in its Relation to Modern Thought and Knowledge: Herbert Lectures. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1927. This book told about how the English Reformation was affected by the changes in religion going on throughout Europe.

4. Blockman, Wim, ed. The Roots of Western Civilization: Two Thousand Years of Warfare. Vol. II. Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier Education Corporation, 1994. This book was helpful for diagrams and a better understanding of the Battle at Senlac.

5. Bloomfield, Morton W. and Leonard Newmark. A Linguistic Introduction to the History of English. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1967. This book was helpful for specific examples of how the Conquest affected the English

6. Brohaugh, William. English Through the Ages. Cincinnati: Ohio Writer’s Digest Books, 1998.

7. Burchfield, Robert. The English Language. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

8. Claiborne, Robert. Our Marvelous Native Tongue: The Life and Times of the English Language. New York: Times Books, 1983.

9. Corzine, Phyllis. The Black Death. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, Inc., 1997. This book provided lots of helpful information, accompanied by visuals.

10. Dickens, A.G. The English Reformation. Second Ed. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989. This book gave detailed information about the start of the Reformation and many other factors related to it.

11. Durant, Will. The Story of Civilization: The Reformation. Part VI. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. This book had very specific detail and depth into Henry VIII and Wolsey.

12. ---. The Story of Civilization: The Age of Faith. Part IV. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. This book went into very detailed depth about the Norman Conquest and all the events leading up to it.

13. Giblin, James Cross. When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. This book gave a more general picture over a longer period of time of how the plague spread around the world.

14. Gottfried, Robert S. The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe. New York: The Free Press, 1983. This book told the medical viewpoints, both modern and contemporary (of the time), of the Plague.

15. Holl, Karl. The Cultural Significance of the Reformation. New York: Meridian Books, Inc., 1959. This book gave good descriptions of English religion before and after the Reformation.

16. McArthur, Tom, ed. The Oxford Companion to the English Language. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

17. Millward, C. M. A Biography of the English Language. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., 1989.

18. Morgan, Kenneth O., ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. This book was helpful for an idea of everyday life in England immediately after the Conquest.

19. Nardo, Don, ed. The Black Death. Can Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1999. This book had a wide variety of articles and topics related to the Plague.

20. Neufeldt, Victoria, ed. Webster’s New World College Dictionary. New York: Macmillan General Reference, 1997.

21. Parker, T.M. The English Reformation to 1558. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. This book discussed Henry VIII’s and Wolsey’s impact on the start of the Reformation.

22. Sauvain, Philip. Hastings. New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992. This book, although written for children, was useful for a general overview and visuals of the Conquest.

23. Whitelock, Dorothy, et. al. The Norman Conquest: Its Setting and Impact. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1966. This book had a section about the Impact of the Norman Conquest, and a comprehensive family tree to see the relationships between the people involved.

24. The World Book Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1995.

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