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1

the anglo saxon period is also known as the

dark ages

2

this period spans ____, from

6 centuries
449-1066

3

the 449 invasion led to what figure leading against the invasion

King Arthur

4

britons during the 449 invasion were driven where

north and west

5

what was the strongest germanic tribe

Angles

6

what was the land and language called

Angleland
Angleish

7

pagan beliefs in ____ dominated

wyrd- fate

8

when did the first roman missionary arrive

597- Augustine

9

what did augustine establish

monastery at canterbury

10

when was the viking invasion

790

11

who restored order to the country

alfred the great

12

who leads the last invasion on england
when
what is it called

william the conqueror led the battle of hastings in 1066

13

what are some surviving old english words

a, the, to , from ,eye , nose, cat, man, house

14

what are some danish words

egg, dirt, take, sky, get,

15

latin words

mass, priest, angel, school, grammar

16

french words

attorney, judge, crime, court, stew ,roast ,boot, dress

17

the oral tradition was carried on by

scops

18

types of literature

epics, lyrics, riddles

19

tone of literature

bleak fatalism

20

3 books published in this time

The exeter book
Bede's History of the English People
Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

21

beowulf is about people who lived in the

3rd and 4th centuries

22

characteristics of an epic poem

It is long
It spans vast settings
it starts in the middle of things
it is about heroic exploits
its hero has a worthy adversary
has over 3000 lines
many people are affected
it contains lengthy, formal speeches

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