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Kahn B.L. 1

British Literature Unit 1 Review

Accepted date of Anglo-Saxon invasion 449
Christians returned to Englad 597
Our version of Beowulf most likely written 1000
Vikings raids start 793
Aflred the Great begins his rule 871
The Norman Conquest ends Anglo-Saxon rule in England 1066
First person to write about the Britons and other tribles Julius Caesar
Britons society had how many classes 2, the druids (priest) and the agricultural peoples
Who invaded England when the Romans left Angles, Saxons, and the Germanic peoples
How did the Angles and Saxons change when they settled England Less violent, more secure, more civilized
Who invaded after the Angles and Saxons Vikings
What land did the Vikings fail to take over South
Why did the Vikings fail to take over the south Alfred the Great
What was the last successful invasion of England? Norman Conquest
Who led the Norman Conquest? William
Why did the Norman Conquest succeed? Harold died at the Battle of Hastings
What two positive things did the Romans give to Britain? Cities and Bridges; and protection
What important deed made Alfred the Great great? The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Why did Beowulf decide to acceept the challenge of defeating Grendel? To repay his father's debt and because Grendel seemed undefeatable.
What was Beowulf's strategy while fighting Grendel? To fight him with the faith of God and his bare hands.
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