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Transcript of Anglo-Saxons, 449-1066
The Anglo-Saxon period was a time between 449 A.D. –1485 A.D. This period is traditionally known as the Dark Ages, mainly because written sources for the early years of Saxon invasion are restricted.
What Was It ?
The peoples of each of the various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms spoke distinctive dialects, which evolved over time and together became known as Old English. They invented/added onto the English literature. In the literature as it survives many different branches of writing are represented.
Nennius, a Welshman, wrote
History of the Britons
in about 800 A.D. that scholars find a mixture of legend and fact, but which cannot be totally ignored. Though Nennius was writing in the 8th century, it is unlikely that he meant to imply that all these places were still inhabited by Britons at that time.
Anglo Saxon Chronicle
•Alfred (the Great), king of Wessex and later the Anglo-Saxons (871 - 26 October 899)
•Edward the Elder, king of the Anglo-Saxons (899 - 8 June 900] - 17 July 924)
Beliefs and Philosophies
The anglo saxons were pagans when they came to Britain.
Then overtime they converted to christianity.
Pagans did believe in many gods. The anglo saxon would pray to certain god for success in material things.
Ending of the Anglo Saxon's
In 1066, the Anglo Saxon's defetated the Nose on Stamford Bridge. Normans defeated Anglo Saxon at Hastings, then they conquered England. It was the start of the Norman rule and the ending of the Anglo Saxon period.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was one of the most important documents that has been introduced to us since the middle ages. This document can be described as a timeline of British history helping us to view the events that happened in Britain thousands of years ago.
Borrow, Mandy. Saxon religion
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Gildas, a British monk, wrote 'The Ruin of Britain', the only near-contemporary source for the collapse of Roman Britain and the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons. Gildas saw these events as God's punishment for the sins of the Britons. He also wrote his book 'On the Destruction and Conquest of Britain' in 547.
Robert E. Probst - Elements of literature. literature of Britain with world classics - Austin, TX - Holt, Rinehart and Winston
P. H. Blair, An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England (1954, repr. 1962); F. M. Stenton, Anglo-Saxon England (3d ed. 1971); D. M. Wilson, The Anglo-Saxons (rev. ed. 1971); D. J. V. Fisher, The Anglo-Saxon Age, 400–1042 (1973); G. R. Owen, Rites and Religions of the Anglo-Saxons (1985); M. J. Whittock, The Origins of England, 410–600 (1986).