British Literary Movements - Characteristics of the Period
By rebeccaray, Updated
Characteristics of the periods of British Literary Movements - Anglo-Saxon / Old English
BRITISH LITERARY MOVEMENTS
Anglo-Saxon / Old English
Anglo-Saxon settings centered around the post-Roman era and traces the establishment of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms with castles, manors, and fortified burhs.
Nobles typically lived in stone homes ranging from a manor to a castle. Serfs or peasants typically lived in small thatched homes made of stone or wood.
These people were of Norse, Germanic, and French descent. The men were often characterized by being big and strong, and the women beautiful.
Having to sail the English channel to reach the mainland of Europe, Anglo-Saxons became advanced seafarers.
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