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British Literary Movements - Characteristics of the Period

British Literary Movements - Characteristics of the Period

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Characteristics of the periods of British Literary Movements - Anglo-Saxon / Old English

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  • 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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