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  1. From Legend to History:Anglo Saxon and Medieval Periods(449 – 1485 A.D.)

  2. Historical Background:Conquest of Britain - Celts and Brythons (“Britons”) invaded British Isles between 800 and 600 B.C. - 55 B.C. Romans invade – more sophisticated - ruled for more than 300 years • Anglo-Saxons invade (from present-day Germany) • Became the basis of English culture (Old English language

  3. Historical Background:Christianity • Anglo Saxons had invaded/settled by 300 AD • Believed in fate; heroic warriors • Century later - Celts fled with religion and their church thrived • Rome fell to barbarians • Christianity began at the top and spread

  4. Historical Background:Norman Conquest • “North men” – descendants of Vikings • William the Conqueror • Feudalism – exchange of property for personal service • King owned all land • Work to be able to gain land

  5. Historical Background:Magna Carta • Richard I – military expeditions overseas – country in great debt • King John – inherited debt – raised taxes to pay debts • Led to near civil war • Magna Carta – document – 1215 AD • King promised not to tax lands without first meeting with barons

  6. Literature of the Period:Anglo Saxon • Chivalry – code of honor intended to govern knightly behavior • Courtly Love – concept rarely met in real life – served as inspiration for literature

  7. Literature of the Period:Anglo Saxon • Began with spoken verse and incantation • Heroic poetry – recounts achievements of warriors • Elegiac poetry – laments death of loved ones and loss of past • Beowulf • One of the manuscripts that survived destruction

  8. Literature of the Period:Middle Ages • Lyric poems • Secular – love, nature; more like every day events • Religious • Ballad – Robin Hood • Emerging National Identity • 1454 – Johann Gutenberg invents printing press • Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer • First stories ever printed by machine