(1) The time-period when Norman conquerors ruled over England. During the Anglo-Norman period from 1066 until about 1200, Norman French was the language of literature and culture in England. (2) The dialect of Norman French that evolved in England after the Normans came with William the Conquer, fought the Battle of Hastings, and ruled over England afterward. Scholars typically abbreviate the phrase as "AN." A sample writer from the Anglo-Norman period was Marie de France.


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