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38 Cards in this Set

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T - Fall of the Holy Roman Empire
450 A.D.
T -Jutes invade and take over England and are from where
449 A.D. Denmark
T - Anglo-Saxons take over England and are from where?
Northern Germany 500-850
When did the Vikings take over?

they are from where?
850-900 Scandanavia
Alfred the Great

King of What and When?

When and what did they do?

they continued to keep tribes united. They also pushed out the vikings.
What happened btw. 940 (athelstan) and 1066
There were just individual tribes with no strong central leader.
England comes from?
What happened during 1066?
Norman Invasion -Battle Hastings
Who led the Norman Invasion and where was he from?
William the Conquerer - from France.
upper class soldiers
lower class slave labor
an advisor to the king
democratic town meeting
God of Darkness
cheif God of War
God of Thunder
Goddess of Home
mead hall
large building (social center)
a special person who emegerged generation over generation (special singer or storyteller)
religion: pre 700
Norse Mythology
Religion: post 700
Pope Gregory

What did he do and when?
missionary sent Augustine to England went to a local tribe Ethelbert in 597
What did Celtics believe in?
believed in Animism
What is Animism?
Animated in spiritual sense. Spirits in all objects.
What are tho three general types of Anglo-Saxon literature?
Epic , Riddle, Lyric
What is a riddle?
word puzzle
What is a Lyric?
a shorter more emotinal and personal form of poetry.
What is an epic?
long tales of the brave and heroic deeds of warriors who posses attributes that the common people wish they had.
What other elements does Anglo-Saxon literature have?
Strong oral tradition, Strong rhythms, and alliteration.
Venerable Bede

When did he live and what did he do?

Ecclestiastical History (731)
and he is the Father of English history.
What are the Characteristics of an epic poem?
1. Solemn diginity of tone/elevated language and style.
2.Hero Fights forces of evil on a grand scale
3.Use of the supernatural
4. Pagan vs. Christian Elements
What are the examples of Solemn dignity of tone/elevated language and style?
a. alliteration

b. Strong rhythm

c. compound noun

d. kenning

e. no rhyme
What is an alliteration?
repition of constant sounds at the beginning of consecutive words.
What is a compound noun?
2 nouns w/ hyphen

EX: sheild-barer
What is a kenning?
a riddle-like descriptive poetical name used for or in addition to the usual name for a person.

Ex: sea road - ocean path
Who built hadrian's Wall?
the Roman Empire
Who is hadrian and where is Hadrian's Wall?
one of the emperors of the HRE

its in the northern part of England