Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066

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Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066. Group 1: Salar Atapoor , Forrest Pinkman , Colleen Heberle , Arianna D udley. Anglos Saxon events in Britain. 449- Traditional date of Anglo-Saxon invasion 597- Christian missionaries land in Kent; Christianity begins to spread among Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066Group 1: SalarAtapoor, Forrest Pinkman, Colleen Heberle, Arianna DudleyAnglos Saxon events in Britain
  • 449- Traditional date of Anglo-Saxon invasion
  • 597- Christian missionaries land in Kent; Christianity begins to spread among Anglo-Saxons
  • 793- Vikings begin first of many raids on Anglo-Saxon kingdom
  • 871- Alfred the great becomes king of Wessex (to 899)
  • 1016- Canute, a Dane, becomes king of England (to 1035)
  • 1066- Norman Conquest- William the conqueror defeats at Hastings and becomes king of England
  • Anglo-Saxon World Events 449-1066
  • 500- Indian mathematicians create pi
  • 527- Justinian I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire
  • 630- The prophet Muhammad takes the city of Mecca, which becomes the holy city of Islam
  • 800- Much of Europe is united under Charlemagne who is named emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
  • - Gunpowder is invented by the Chinese - The decline of the Mayan Culture begins
  • 1054- The Christian Church is divided into East and West
  • Events in British Literature 449-1066
  • 750 Surviving version of Beowulf probably composed
  • 975 Anglo-Saxon verse collected in Exeter Book
  • 1000 Surviving version of Beowulf written out by monks
  • Their literature and history was given orally, by scops.
  • The Language
  • The language of the Anglo-Saxon period was Old English.
  • Britain’s closely related Germanic dialects evolved over time into a distinct language called English. It is now referred to as Old English to distinguish it from the later forms of English.
  • Old English
  • Harsh in sound, similar to the Germanic language
  • Written phonetically, with no silent letters
  • Rare occurrences of j, k, q, v and z
  • Grammatically
  • More complex than modern English
  • Words would change form to indicate different functions
  • Allowed for flexible word order
  • Had the ability to change and grow, adopting new words as the need arose.
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