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The Birth of a Nation - Liceo Luino

English Literature
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Giusy Del Favero

on 1 January 2015

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Iron Age 600 B.C. - 50 A.D.
a
Celtic Culture
on
the British Isles
Celts
tribes of Warriors
shared
similar
language
religion
culture
settled
in Britain between 500-100 B.C.
brought IRONWORKING
affected
TRADE
help develop
LOCAL INDEPENDENCE
Iron was cheap and
easily available
HILL FORTS
composed of
a small
DITCH
a
BANK
around a
HILLTOP
DRUIDS

were
Celtic

priests
Celts
were
worshippers
of natural elements
and celebrated their
rites

in
forests
or
near springs
the Romans
Roman
invasion
in
55 B.C.
(Julius Caesar)

Roman
conquest
in
43 A.D
. (Emperor Claudius)
The Romans
the conquered
TRIBES
in
the
ADMINISTRATION
involved
built
TOWNS

ROADS
where commerce
flourished
Towns were a
NETWORK
of
STREETS
surrounded by
STONE WALLS
, there was a
centre (
FORUM
) a town hall (
BASILICA
) used
as
courts of justice
or
merchants' assemblies
and public
BATHS
The roads were well-built
and joined towns together
Hadrian's Wall

was a
defensive
fortification
from the Caledonian
tribes (Picts and Scots)
London was built in 43 A.D.
on the River Thames and became
important as a TRADING CENTRE
The Celts
lived
in
HUTS
made of
TIMBER
with

THATCHED ROOFS
were
WARRIORS but also
FARMERS.
They
introduced
the
IRON PLOUGH
Their
WOMEN
could
choose
the man they wanted to marry
keep
their own property
lead
other warriors to war
(Boadicea fought against the Romans)
Their

LITERATURE

was

oral,

transmitted through

BARDS
ENGLAND

means

"the

land

of the

Angles
"
Anglo-Saxon

invaders

were
FARMERS
looking for richer
LANDS
deep-sea

FISHERMEN
organised in
CLANS
They
exalted
physical strength
personal freedom
They
had
a developed
SENSE
of
BEAUTY
They
enjoyed

FEASTING
and
DRINKING
In 597 Pope Gregory I the Great sent a

monk,

AUGUSTINE

to bring Christianity back to England.
He became the

first Archbishop of Canterbury
.
Monasteries
progressed and became
centres of culture

The
Birth
of a
Nation

https://plus.google.com/+TheOpenUniversity/videos?pid=5672929013606052466&oid=116885993308590908200
http://media-podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/history-of-english/transcript/historyofenglish01_01478_14759.pdf
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/language_timeline/index_embed.shtml
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