the French written in England through the Norman Conquest (1066) through the dark ages; the administrative and legal language of England 12c.-17c.; title is attested from 1887 and ended up being popularized, or even coined, by Skeat. And Frenssh she spak ful faire and fetisly, Following the scole of Stratford-atte-Bowe, For Frenssh of Parys was to hir unknowe. [Chaucer]
the French (Norman) language used in medieval England
In 1855 it was bombarded by the Anglo-French fleet, and after that the Russians demolished the fortifications.