Revision questions for the test on Old English and Medieval Literature .
How is literature analysed and studied? What is the difference between the diachronic and synchronic view?
is studied and analysed by reading
work on all the aspects of the piece.
state at any given
a general overview of Celtic Britain , Roman invasion in 55-54 BC,
Anglo- Saxon invasion and the second Roman “invasion” of Great Britain , who were the leaders, what influence did they leave on the
culture of Great Britain?
Britain was during
were many small tribal
kingdoms fighting one another
. Many megalithic monuments were built around
that time, e.g. Stonehenge, the Avebury ring.
Invasion – 55-54 BC, Julius
Caesar ruled Rome, Rome built the Hadrian
’s wall (73 miles
long, built in 121 – 127 AD) against the
Picts and Scots
, bits have survived till today
faith – The beginning
Christianization of the Celts
. The Romans withdrew their forces
together with the fall
of the Roman empire.
Invasion – 5th
– 6th century
AD. Germanic tribes
from Scandinavia: the Angles, the Saxons
and the Jutes settle in what today is known
Celtic tribes to move
Angles settled in Northumberland, East Anglia, Mercia
; The Saxons in
Essex, Sussex, Wessex and the Jutes in Kent.
AD Pope Gregory the