The history of English literature is the development of writings and literary techniques used in it over time. It includes prose fictions, short stories, drama, novels and poetry among other writings. The old English Literature otherwise known as the Anglo-Saxon was written in between the years 600 and 1100. From about 1100 to 1500, the Middle English literature was used. During this time the ideas of French and Celtic literature appeared in the English writing. In the year 1503 to around 1603, the Elizabethan Literature was used.The Age of Milton literature then emerged immediately after the Elizabeth literature. The Romantic period during the 18th and 19th century gave rise to Romantic poetry. The Victorian Literature was marked with Victorian poetry and novels in the 19th century. Modern literature that expresses the loss of faith, uncertainty and suffering emerged in the twentieth century as a result of political changes and the two world wars that destroyed the sense of confidence in the Victorian literature.