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English literature history

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Angle Land
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that land that is now called Britain; called this because of Anglo-Saxon invasion
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Alfred the Great
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first king of England
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Magna Carta
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a character in 1215 putting a limit on kings power- start of the parlamentary government
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Bede
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wrote history of english church and people
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William the Conquerer
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Duke of Normandy in France who led the last invasion of England
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Henry VII
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unified England
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what was the English society like before Christianity, when did it arrive, and what did it bring to england?
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Pegans; 597 AD; Latin
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What language did the Normans bring to England and what new social structure did they bring
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French, futilism
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How many people did the black death kill? What wars afflicted the country?
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1/3 of the population; war of roses, civil wars
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the sea was referred to as what two things
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a protective barrier and an untamable threat
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Christain monks changed “The Seafarer” and “The Wanderer” by….
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adding christian themes
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In Beowulf, the sea-road led to
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fame and horror
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mead-hall
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center of society, togetherness, food, drink, warmth, protection, PARTAYYYYS
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Bede portrayed England as
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a nation abundant in resources
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Canterbury Tales
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helped draw together a national identity by showering different social classes; represented the rising middle class
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what world was passing away in Beowulf
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the world of the tribal life/hero
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what was a source of political turbulence in the medieval period
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the Peasants Revolt; farmers and laborers demanded a greater share of wealth
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Chaucer reflected the riding middle class by
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showing them how they really are
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what did Sir Gawain and the Green Knight express through the use of old legends
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you can learn about yourself through a series of tests
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morte d’arthur sit thomas malory reworked the story of arthur in order to…
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provide a farwell of the era of knights
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how did different tellers change Beowulf
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added christain elements, changed the ending
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poetic rhythm that chaucer developed
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iambic pentameter