Published, edited, images added & annotations/comments (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
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He was a gentil harlot and a kynbde,Sometime in the fifteenth century, “harlot” started to be applied to women: actresses, dancers, jugglers, and prostitutes. The transition of “harlot” from a male term to a female one was speeded up by the Biblical translations which were going on at the time.
A better felawe sholde men noght fynde.
|areas in purple show heavy North-|
|Group||Germanic (with Old English, Old Norse, Gothic etc.), West Germanic (with Old High German etc.)|
|Geography||Northern Germany (Saxony), Low Lands|
|History||In the first centuries of the new era Saxon tribes inhabited Northern Germany and south of the jutland peninsula. The demographic explosion in the 3-4th centuries forced some of them to seek better lands to settle - and in the 5th century the waves of Saxons together with other North Germanic tribes invade Britain, giving birth to the Old English language.|