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					               Old English/Anglo-Saxon Period

                          Years: 449-1066

I. Content

  A. Strong belief in ____ (_____)

  B. Juxtaposition of _____ and _____ worlds

  C. Admiration of _________ who prevail in ______

  D. Express _______ faith and give ______ instruction through
   ___________

II. Style/Genres

  A. _______tradition of literature

  B. _______ is the dominant genre

  C. Unique ______ form

          1. Caesura is a strong ________ in the middle of a _____
              of __________.

          2. Alliteration is the __________ of initial _________
             sounds.

          3. Repetition

          4. Four beat _______

III. Effect

     A. ________ helps ________ to spread

     B. Introduces ________ alphabet to ________

     C. ______ tradition helps unite ______ peoples and their
                   ________.

IV. Historical Context
A. Celtic people were the ________ British ________.

B. Roman Rule

     1. Julius Caesar was an early _______. He conquered
     the _______ twice in 54 BC and in 53 BC; however, he
     never established a __________settlement.

     2. Claudius invaded in 43 AD. He established _______
     and introduced _________ law and culture and the
     _______language.

     3. Boadicea was the wife of a king who died. She and her
     ________ nearly defeated the _________ who were
     the greatest military of that time.

C. Angles, Saxons, Jutes were all _________ of Briton. The
________ (a _______ tribe) were first. The Angles and the
________ were next. These two _______tribes established
________ and inhabited most of the island

D. ________ (Danes) Invasion – The Vikings invaded and
took control of much of England. They may have had full
control without the efforts of _____ ________ the ______.

E. King Alfred the Great

     1. Bretwalda is a title that means ______ of _______

     2. _________ and Christianity would lead to a strong
     ________.

     3. _____ _______ became a respectable language. This
     was the ___________ (_________ of the _______
     people).

     4._______ for the _______ of early ________
     sponsored by the king

           a. The Anglo Saxon _________

           b. The Ecclesiastical ______ of the ______People
    F. Battle of Hastings was the ______ of the ______
_______ period.

V. Characteristics of Anglo-Saxon people

     A. Literature

           1. _______ about _______ kings

           2. Mead/mead halls- _______ is wine made from
           fermented _________. The mead halls were _______
           places.

           3. Scops are _________. The ______ they performed
           were called _______. Scops were often called
           _______.

           4. Purpose of literature

                  a. ________

                  b. to express ______ _______

                  c. ______ down the ______ of the ________

     B. Society

           1. ______ classes

                  A. Thanes were the _________ warriors.

                  B. Churls were _________.

                  C. Thralls were ________.

           2. Witenagemot was the __________ of _________
           elders who advised the _________ in all __________
           decisions.

     C. Justice

           1. Wergild when literally _________ translated means
           ______ money.
VI. Early British Religions

    A. Animism

         1. ________ religion that believed in the worship of
         ________.

         2. Druids were ________ priest.

    B. Christianity was the religion during _________ rule.

    C. Anglo-Saxon religion

         1. Gods were based on _________ __________

               a. Woden- _______ of _________

               b. Thor- ________ of ________

         2. Wyrd is the _________ in ________. Anglo-Saxons
         believed that each person’s _________ had already been
         determined by _______, the goddess of __________.

         3. Important virtues

               a. ________

               b. ________

               c. ________

               d. ________

    D. Christianity (again)

         1. _________ was sent by Pope Gregory to convert
         ________ __________. His arrival led to the
         ________ conversion of all England.

         2. Monasteries opened which led to _______ being
         produced.

         3. Scribes were ___________ monks who hand copied
         the _______ traditions into _________ format
VII. Key Literature/Authors:

    A. Beowulf was composed by an __________ scop. It was
    later published in _____________. The modern English
    version we read was translated by ___________

    B. Bede was the author of one of the important _______ of
    early __________.

    C. Exeter Book was a __________ of __________ poetry. It
    was one of the few __________ to have survived the Anglo-
    Saxon period.

				
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