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When did Rome fall?
473 AD
Why are people in the UK called British?
It was once inhabited by the Britons
What are the 3 foundation languages of English?
Latin, German, French
What were the three tribes that spoke Old English?
Angles, Saxons, Jutes
Who wrote The Anglo Saxon Chronicles and who commissioned him?
King Alfred the Great told St. Bede to write it
Who was Caedman?
An alleged illiterate monk who sang a beautiful poem about Earth's Creation called "Hymn"
What was the most important work in Old English and who was it by?
Beowulf by the Beowulf Poet
What is Beowulf about?
story of king named Hrothgar that took place in Denmark
What is a Kenning?
A Kenning is the use of words to create an image (like whale road means ocean)
What happened in 1066?
William, Duke of Normandy fought King Harold of Normandy
What happened when the war ended?
The French won at the Battle of Hastings and set up the capital in London, spoke French and intro of Middle English
What happened when the war ended?
The French won at the Battle of Hastings and set up the capital in London, spoke French and intro of Middle English
What is the most important work in Middle English?
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffry Chaucer in the 1300s about a pilgrimage
What is the most important work in Middle ?
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffry Chaucer in the 1300s about a pilgrimage
When was the Elizabethan Age?
The late 1500s through early 1600s
What happened when the war ended?
The French won at the Battle of Hastings and set up the capital in London, spoke French and intro of Middle English
What is the most important work in Middle ?
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffry Chaucer in the 1300s about a pilgrimage
When was the Elizabethan Age?
The late 1500s through early 1600s
Who was Elizabeth the I's successor?
James the I/VI, Jacobian Era
When did Shakespeare live?
April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616
When was the Elizabethan Age?
The late 1500s through early 1600s
Who was Elizabeth the I's successor?
James the I/VI, Jacobian Era
Who was Elizabeth the I's successor?
James the I/VI, Jacobian Era
When did ShakespeEnglishare live?
April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616
Who was his family?
Anne Hathaway = wife, Judith, Susanna and Hamnet = kids
When did ShakespeEnglishare live?
April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616
Who was his family?
Anne Hathaway = wife, Judith, Susanna and Hamnet = kids
Who was his family?
Anne Hathaway = wife, Judith, Susanna and Hamnet = kids
What happened when the war ended?
The French won at the Battle of Hastings and set up the capital in London, spoke French and intro of Middle English
What is the most important work in Middle ?
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffry Chaucer in the 1300s about a pilgrimage
When was the Elizabethan Age?
The late 1500s through early 1600s
Who was Elizabeth the I's successor?
James the I/VI, Jacobian Era
When did ShakespeEnglishare live?
April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616
Who was his family?
Anne Hathaway = wife, Judith, Susanna and Hamnet = kids