Anglo-Norman language

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The Anglo Norman language ( Franceis, fraunceis or Romanz ) is a Romance language that brought the Norman upper class after the conquest of England in 1066 from France. It differed from the beginning of the language of the Ile- de -France. After the separation between the British Isles and Normandy in the early 13th century, the Anglo Norman removed further from the mainland French, which in the prologue of the Canterbury Tales takes Chaucer Description of the Prior Esse eg expressed:

And Frensh she spak ful faire and fetisly After the scole of Stratford atte Bowe For Frensh of Paris was to hire unknowe ( 124-126 ).

By the end of the 14th century Anglo-Norman remained (besides Latin) language of the English court, in the administration and justice. In the literature it has been detached from the Middle English since the mid-13th century. One of the most popular Anglo-Norman writers was Marie de France.