English literature history

Angle Land
that land that is now called Britain; called this because of Anglo-Saxon invasion

Alfred the Great
first king of England

Magna Carta
a character in 1215 putting a limit on kings power- start of the parlamentary government

Bede
wrote history of english church and people

William the Conquerer
Duke of Normandy in France who led the last invasion of England

Henry VII
unified England

what was the English society like before Christianity, when did it arrive, and what did it bring to england?
Pegans; 597 AD; Latin

What language did the Normans bring to England and what new social structure did they bring
French, futilism

How many people did the black death kill? What wars afflicted the country?
1/3 of the population; war of roses, civil wars

the sea was referred to as what two things
a protective barrier and an untamable threat

Christain monks changed “The Seafarer” and “The Wanderer” by….
adding christian themes

In Beowulf, the sea-road led to
fame and horror

mead-hall
center of society, togetherness, food, drink, warmth, protection, PARTAYYYYS

Bede portrayed England as
a nation abundant in resources

Canterbury Tales
helped draw together a national identity by showering different social classes; represented the rising middle class

what world was passing away in Beowulf
the world of the tribal life/hero

what was a source of political turbulence in the medieval period
the Peasants Revolt; farmers and laborers demanded a greater share of wealth

Chaucer reflected the riding middle class by
showing them how they really are

what did Sir Gawain and the Green Knight express through the use of old legends
you can learn about yourself through a series of tests

morte d’arthur sit thomas malory reworked the story of arthur in order to…
provide a farwell of the era of knights

how did different tellers change Beowulf
added christain elements, changed the ending

poetic rhythm that chaucer developed
iambic pentameter