Beowulf: Time Period

Beowulf: Time Period

55 BCE
Julius caesar invades Britain (roman invasion)
409 BCE
Roman legions withdraw from Britain
449
Angles, Saxons, and Jutes invade Britain
700
Beowulf is first RECORDED
871-899
Alfred the great ( 849-899) becomes first king of england
1066
Norman’s defeat Saxons, William the conqueror becomes English King
What is the estimated date of the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf?
10th century
What is the estimated date of the oral story of Beowulf?
8th century
Caesura
Purposeful pause in the middle of a line of poetry
Kenning
A phrase that describes, rather than names, an idea