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Some informal documents were written in English from as early as the 15th century.  
 
Some informal documents were written in English from as early as the 15th century.  
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During the Protectorate (1653-60), English replaced Latin.  
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During the Protectorate, by a statute of 25 November 1650, English replaced Latin.  
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With the Restoration in 1660, Latin once again became the official language to be used in documents, however, many documents were written in English.  
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With the Restoration in 1660, all statutes of the interregnum were treated as void and Latin once again became the official language to be used in documents. In fact, however, many documents were written in English.  
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In 1731, an Act was passed outlawing the use of Latin and mandating English as the official written language. This Act commenced in 1733.  
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In 1731, an Act was passed mandating English as the official written language. This Act commenced in on Lady Day 1733.<ref>J.H. Baker, "The Three Languages of the Common Law", (1998) 43 McGill L.J. 5</ref>
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See also: ''[[England Language and Languages]]'' <br>  
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See also: ''[[England Language and Languages]]'' <br>
    
== Sussex Dialect  ==
 
== Sussex Dialect  ==

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