I'm looking for books about the development of the English language over the last centuries. I'm interested in the change of grammar and phonetic in the ages of Old English (about 450 until 1100), Middle English (about 1100 until 1500), Early Modern English (about 1500 until 1750) to Modern English (since about 1750).
Can anyone give recommendations about good material about these topics? It is nearly impossible to find here anything in the libraries or bookstores if you are not in a native English country.
Thanks in advance for you ideas.