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Regarding "not shielding itself from 'foreign influences'":
Old English was strongly influence by conquest. First by Old Norse (during the DaneLaw the Norse ruled most, sometimes all, of England). The roots of both languages were the same, but word inflection differed between the two. Middle English solved this by dropping almost all inflection. This was followed by two doses of French: Norman French, then Parisian French.

As for "crazy spelling": it was actually phonetically correct ... about 600 years ago based on the local dialect of the first Englishman to own a printing press.
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