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Druids
priests that settled disputes among chieftains, presided over religious rituals, and reserved the people's myths about the past by reciting long, heroic poems
Anglo Saxon arrival

(time period)
(who)
Warriors from Denmark (s. angles, n. jutes), and Germany (saxons)

5th century
witan
council of elders that elect the "king" og each clan
earls
hereditary class of warlorfs who owed position to king
freemen
allowed to own land and engage in commerce: thanes (barons)
churls/serfs
worked land in order for military protection
thralls
military prisoners or people being punished
Comitatus
system of reprocity establishing loyalty between a lord and his thane
Anglo Saxon belief
-pagan belief
-human life in hands of fate or Wyrd
-early anglo saxons worshipped Germanic gods
heroic poetry
poetry recounting deeds of warriors
elegiac poetry
lamenting the deaths of loved ones and the loss of the past
Christianity in Britain
(when introduced)
(who introduced it)
(what effects had on Anglo Saxons)
(by when most of people were Christian)
-introduced in the 4th century by the ______Romans
-softened ferocity of warrior people
-improved conductof the faithful
-denounced revenge by calling upon
______higher law
-treated wives, children, and slaves ______better
Christianity and Learning
-who wrote manuscripts
-who is the "father of english history"
-first enlgish poet
-has four surviving poems
THE CHURCH BROUGHT EDUCATION AND WRITTEN LIT
-monks copied and illuminated manuscripts
-Vernerable Bede is the "father", a northumbrian monk
wrote "a history of the english church and people"
-Caedmon (7th century)
-Cynwolf (9th century)
Danelaw
middle of 9th century
-N, E, C england fallen to invaders
called this territory "Danelaw"
Alfred the Great
-got Wessex throne in 871
-resisted Danish encroachment
-encourgaed rebirth of education
-translated Bede's "history" and more to latin to make them more accesible to the people
-fostered growth of english and literature
886
truce concluded
-england formally divided
1. saxons acknoloedge danish rule in the E and N
2. Danes agree to respect Sason rule in S
892-1150


-records kept here b/w these dates
"Anglo-Saxon Chronicle"
Canute
overthrew Wessex dynasty, establishing Danish rule
Edward the Confessor
1042, line of succesion returned to the descendant of Alfred the great: Edward the C.
-so named b/c was depply religious Christian
Sulton Hoo
buried Viking ship filled with treasure
elegiac poetry
lamenting the deaths of loved ones and the loss of the past
Christianity in Britain
(when introduced)
(who introduced it)
(what effects had on Anglo Saxons)
(by when most of people were Christian)
-introduced in the 4th century by the ______Romans
-softened ferocity of warrior people
-improved conductof the faithful
-denounced revenge by calling upon
______higher law
-treated wives, children, and slaves ______better
Christianity and Learning
-who wrote manuscripts
-who is the "father of english history"
-first enlgish poet
-has four surviving poems
THE CHURCH BROUGHT EDUCATION AND WRITTEN LIT
-monks copied and illuminated manuscripts
-Vernerable Bede is the "father", a northumbrian monk
wrote "a history of the english church and people"
-Caedmon (7th century)
-Cynwolf (9th century)
Danelaw
middle of 9th century
-N, E, C england fallen to invaders
called this territory "Danelaw"
Alfred the Great
-got Wessex throne in 871
-resisted Danish encroachment
-encourgaed rebirth of education
-translated Bede's "history" and more to latin to make them more accesible to the people
-fostered growth of english and literature
886
truce concluded
-england formally divided
1. saxons acknoloedge danish rule in the E and N
2. Danes agree to respect Sason rule in S
892-1150


-records kept here b/w these dates
"Anglo-Saxon Chronicle"
Canute
overthrew Wessex dynasty, establishing Danish rule
Edward the Confessor
1042, line of succesion returned to the descendant of Alfred the great: Edward the C.
-so named b/c was depply religious Christian
Sulton Hoo
buried Viking ship filled with treasure