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Summary Literature

Course
- Engels
- Sylvia Bates
- 2017 - 2018
- Metameer - Stevensbeekseweg (Stevensbeek)
- Klas 4 VWO TTO (NT)
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  • 1 Old English

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  • When was the old english period?
    700-1066
  • Who occupied Britain in the first few centuries of our era, who lived there before?
    The Romans occupied Britain, the Celts lived there
  • What happened around 410 A.D?
    The Romans withdrew their forces and left the Celts (and other tribes throughout the country) to their fates.
  • Who invaded Britain shortly after the Romans? What happened to the Celts?
    The Angles, Saxons, Goths and Jutes drove the Celts back to the corners of the British Isles.
  • Why wasn't the Old English language rarely used in writings?
    Latin was the language that was used by people that could read or write like monks.
  • When did King Alfred the Great reign?
    871-899
  • 1.1 Beowulf

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  • Who brought Beowulf to England?
    Scandinavian invaders (Angles, Saxons)
  • Where is the story set?
    In Denmark and the South of Sweden.
  • Why don't we know who wrote Beowulf?
    It is normal for Anglo-Saxon writings to have no author listed.
  • Why do we think that Beowulf was written down by a monk?
    In the Anglo-Saxon period not many people read or write apart from religious figures.

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