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Exam Review:. Anglo Saxon & Middle Ages. England – Early Times. From England’s Prehistoric Past,… name the well known, ancient, mystical stone circle found near Salisbury. Stonehenge Which culture inhabits Britain from about 2,000 till the coming of the Romans? The Celts.

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Exam review

Exam Review:

Anglo Saxon & Middle Ages

England early times
England – Early Times

  • From England’s Prehistoric Past,… name the well known, ancient, mystical stone circle found near Salisbury.

  • Stonehenge

  • Which culture inhabits Britain from about 2,000 till the coming of the Romans?

  • The Celts

Celts today gaels picts scots welsh bretons
Celts today… in Ireland GaelsPictsScotsWelshBretons

  • Language spoken by the Celts? in Ireland

  • Celtic, of course

  • First Westerner to visit the Celtic Bretons in 55 BC. He leads his army from Gaul.

  • Julius Caesar

  • Who conquers the Celts in 44 AD and will occupy the Island for a 4 centuries?

  • Romans

Roman occupation of britain
Roman Occupation of Britain in Ireland

  • How long will the Romans stay in Britain?

  • 400 years.

  • What advantages does Rome provide?

  • Protection, a money economy, great trade with its entire empire, engineering skills, political advances, and many others.

Roman occupation of britain 44 ad through 449 ad
Roman Occupation of Britain in Ireland 44 ADthrough 449 AD

Anglo saxon england
Anglo Saxon England in Ireland

  • When do the first Germanic tribes come to the British Isles?

  • 449 AD

  • Name the 3 Germanic tribes who come to England?

  • Angles, Saxons, and Jutes

  • A silly Question, but what language do these Germanic tribes speak?

  • Germanic, but an older version…in England, this German becomes known as Old English.

Mead hall
Mead Hall Anglo-Saxons?

  • “True is the tale I tell of my Travels” shows what poetic device?

  • Alliteration

  • This line opens a famous fragment of the oldest poem composed in England...name it.

  • The Seafarer

  • Besides Alliteration, name another common characteristic of AS style Poetry.

  • Meter, with 4 heavy beats per line.

  • Trivia: That Pause between 2 and 3?

  • Caesura

Beowulf poetic device?

  • Who is terrorizing King Hrothgar? poetic device?

  • The monster, Grendel.

  • Can you name Hrothgar’s Mead Hall?

  • Heorot

  • In the next episode of Beowulf, after ripping off Grendel’s arm, who does Beowulf fight?

  • Grendel’s Hag of a Mother.

Danelaw alfred the great
Danelaw 9Alfred the Great

1066 9

  • Who takes a vow of chastity and does not produce an heir for his throne?

  • Edward the Confessor

  • Who is the Saxon who takes the throne upon the death of Edward?

  • Harold ( know his last name?)

  • Godwinson

  • Who fights Harold for the throne?

  • William the Conqueror

ENOUGH! defeats Harold?

  • Scholars of the Anglo-Saxon Period, you should stop here.

  • Beyond this is Medieval Literature to be covered after the New Year dawns.

  • If you wish, re-do up to this point.

The middle ages in england
The Middle Ages in England. defeats Harold?

  • What two languages will blend between 1066 and 1400 to bring us a recognizable Middle English?

  • Old English (German) & French

  • Name the genre/form of literature where short rhyming poems are put to music. They tell stories.

  • Ballad

  • Who has to “get up and bar the door?” drowns at sea.

  • The Goodman

  • How many ghostly visitors come to the Wife at Usher’s Well?

  • Three

  • Name the popular pilgrimage site in Southeastern England.

  • Canterbury

  • Who pens “Le Morte D’Arthur? drowns at sea.

  • Sir Thomas Mallory

  • Name someone defeated in battle by The Knight of the Fountain.

  • Grifflet, Arthur.

  • Who tells Arthur the scabbard is more valuable than the sword Excalibur?”

  • Merlin