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Old English/Anglo-Saxon Period 49-1066

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German tribes that invaded Britain
jutes, Angles and Saxns, Angles, Saxons
Celtic Languages
Irish, Scottish Gaetic, Welsh, and Breton
william the conqueror
arrivfed in 1066 defeating king harold at the battle of hastings leading to the end of the anglo-saxon era
Celtic People
from European continent
Angle-isc
came the word english
Boadicea
became Queen of the Icenti tribe after the death of her husband in 60 AD
shaper
"scop"
Emperor Claudius
established colonies such as Colchester and London
freia
goddess of the home
Bodicea
gathered army and attacked Corchester and London
conversion of all england
came about by the arrival of Augustine sent by the pop to convert King Ethelbert of Kent
scribes
monasteries and handwritten books on parchment
"lays"
were sung during feasts by a minstrel
Boadicea
Celtic Warrior Queen
75 BC
Britain invaded by Belgae
Julius Caesar
returned a second time and left without establishingf a settlement
Largest Island
Britons
43 AD
Emperor Claudius
wergild
man money
Druids
conducted religious ceremonies possibly at such places like stonehenge
Angles and Saxons
raided the eastern coast
Feasts
celebrated in the king's "mead hall"
Julius Caesar
returned to the continent
Angle-lond
came the word england
54 BC
Julius Caesar
Romans
attacked the Icenti
Jutes
conqueres the southwestern province that was to become known as kent
woden
wednesday
encouraged the youth of england to leanr the language and read
king alfred
Saxons 3 kingdons
Sussex, Essex, and Wessex
tiu
tuesday
anglo-sanxon gods
tiu, woden, thor, freia
925-939
king athelstan and the west saxons conquered the rest of the british island
thor
thursday
anglo-saxon belief
behaved king descended from divinties
social structure of Anglo-Saxons
earls or thanes, churls, thralls, witenagemot, wergild
plow
revolutionized agriculture for the celts
minstrel
"gleeman"
5th century
Rome evacuated and left Britain vulnerable to invaders
Angles and Saxons
conquered much of the country
earls or thanes
warriors
Emperor Claudius
built roads and military fortifications (Hadrian's Wall)
Next Largestr Island
Goels
Ancient Briatains
clans ruled by cheiftains elected by pagan priests
donelaw
confined the danes to north and east of england
Angles
established 3 kingdons in the north and midland
thor
god of thunder and sky
Angles and Saxons
established outposts
irish immigrants
crossed over into britain and scotland
turned his attention to learning and education
king alfred
Jutes
tribe from the Danish penninsula
Engalnd
conquered northumbria
thralls
slaves
Belgae
brought the plow with them
origins
british isles
herioc songs
"lays"
believed the strength of this counry depended on christianity and education
king alfred
Saxons
established 3 kingdoms in the south
"mead hall"
named after mead or wine"
Druids
served as judges
danes
vikings
Ancient Britains
hunters and farmers
Goddess Wyrd
(fate) responsible for death, famine, battle wounds, or storms at sea
Anglo-Saxons
seafaring warriors who introduced legends of Germanic kings and heros (Beowulf)
alfred the great
conquered northumbira, mercia, and east anglica
Sussex
South Saxony
Bodicea and army
killed over 70,000
woden
king of gods
Druids
studied movements of heavenly bodies
who defeated the dames and forced the danes to accept a treaty known as the donelaw
kiong alfred
Essex
East Saxony
Emperor Claudius
introduced Roman law, culture, latin language
Priests
Druids
versions of the story
Bodicea either killed herself or died of shock
king alfred
helped the survival of the anglo-saxon literature
Julius Caesar
defeated the Britons
Druids
composed hymns, poems, and historical records
ireland
converted to christianity by st. patrick in the 5th century
king of wesses
alfred the great
churls
freeman
Julius Caesar
led a Roman force across the English channel
witenagemot
wise elders who counseled the king
canute
become king in 1016
christianity
reached britain during roman invasion
Anglo-Saxon life
harsh and unpredictable
freia
friday
Emperor Claudius
conquered Britain
Wessex
West Saxony
Angles 3 kingdoms
Northumbria, Mercia, and East Anglia
tiu
god of war

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