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    How much of your high school history do you remember? Test your knowledge here, and post your scores in the thread!

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    What was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 to 1362?
    - French

    This isn't right. French (or more accurately, Anglo-Norman) was never an official language. England has never had an official language.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    This isn't right. French (or more accurately, Anglo-Norman) was never an official language. England has never had an official language.
    French was the language used by the government during that time, so it can generally be referred to as the 'official' language
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    French was the language used by the government during that time, so it can generally be referred to as the 'official' language
    The language of government, or more properly, the language in which official documents were written (there is no evidence that anybody actually spoke Norman French as a native language by the 12th century), is not the same thing as a country's official language. I repeat, England has never had an official language.

    The 1362 statute which the question refers to does not even mention government; it simply states that people had the right to enter a plea (in court) in English instead of French. But Law French continued to be used both in the writing of acts of parliament and in English courts for many years after that - indeed, French remained the official language of the English judicial system right up until 1733. Was French the official language of England when Queen Anne was on the throne?
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    6 not bad seeing as I don't know any British history...
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    10/10 All thanks to my incredibly enthusiastic history teacher in secondary school that always made sure to teach us outside the curriculum as well, 'because there's always more to history than wars'
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    7/10! Pretty happy with that seeing as I never learnt half of that! Haha
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