Anglo- Saxon Periods
( Know who were Angles , Saxons, Frisians and Jutes)
They conquered Britain in the latter half of the fifth century and laid the foundation of the English nation. We are talking about the Jutes, Angles and Saxons , the three tribes .
The early English literature is called the Anglo Saxon period (450-1050) or the Old English period.
Some important works of this period
Beowolf
Widsith
Waldera
Miscellaneous Poems
The Exeter Book
Some Poets and writers of the age
1. Caedmon
2. Cynewulf
3. Judith
Chronology of Important dates
477 Landing of south Saxons
547 settlement of angles in Northumbria
597 Christianity introduced into Kent by St.Augustine
627-35 Christianity introduced into Northumbria.
664 Caedmon a Whitby.
670- 80 caedmon’t Paraphrase
720- 730 fashioning of Beowolf into an epic.
860 beginning of anglo Asxon Chronicle.
867 Danes conquer northmbria.
871- 901  Alfred , King of Wessex
9th Century Alfred’s Translations.
991  The Battle of Maldon , the last known poem of the Anglo – Saxon period
1066 Norman Conquest. Battle of Hastings , William , the King of England
1199- 1216 John
1205 Layamon’s Brut
1215 Orm’s ormolum
1225 the Ancren Rivle.
1220 the owl and the Nightingale .
1338 beginning of the Hundred Years’ War with France.

1340 Birth of Chaucer . 

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