The Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Periods 449-1485. By: Mr. Nathan J. Harmon. The Anglo-Saxon Period = The DARK AGES Violence! Conflict! Barbarians! Serious: Hero epics Struggle Only the strong survive. Centuries of INVASION. Early Britian. 55b.c Ceasar claimed the British Isle
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By: Mr. Nathan J. Harmon
War was near constant
The Hundred Years’ War
1337: England vs. France
killed 1/3 of the pop.
1453: England lost almost all French holdings.
Two Families fought for power
York (white rose)
Lancaster (red rose)
War of the Roses
Geoffrey Chaucer: Father of English Literature
showed English as a literary language
Wrote in the language of the time: middle English
King Arthur and Excalibur
Legendary Hero: King Arthur
Britain of roman influence
King Arthur to Wales as Beowulf to Anglo-Saxon
Geoffrey of Monmouth: produced welsh tales that caught the interest of the French , German, English alike