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The Old English Period (jan 1, 428 – jan 1, 1066)

Description:

Even called as Anglo Saxon, anglo means England in Latin, Saxon was a type of people living in England. It's a West Germanic dialect. Around the year 450 AD Vikings invaded the island of England.

vikings/old Norse impact
core vocabulary, town names.

Germanic tribes Angles, Saxons, Jutes (Göta)

Beowulf is the oldest epic written in Old English.
It has over 3000 lines about a hero from southern Sweden who fights monsters to bring safety to his own and other people.

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Date:

jan 1, 428
jan 1, 1066
~ 638 years