Name: ___________________ Date: _________ BL: _______ Anglo Saxon Student Notes Britain Before the Anglo Saxons 1.Not much is known about the early people except that they were a ____________ people. 2.They began to invade the land at __________. 3.After 410 AD the Romans left the islands open to _______________ to raid the coastline. The Germanic Invasions 1.The __________, one tribe, were the first to arrive. 2. They were __________and _______________ and enslaved and destroyed much of the island. 3. By the middle of the 6th century, they were known as _____________ and their language called “Old English.” Anglo Saxon Society 1. The Anglo-Saxons were loyal to __________and had a strict code of conduct. 2. ______________ is the only true immortality. 3. Mostly illiterate, but had an ___________________ for beauty and art. The Danish Invasions 1. In the late 8th and 9th centuries, Britain was invaded by the ______________ or Vikings. 2.They were led by ______________the Great. 3. Alfred was wise in ___________ and ________________ and made Britain more successful. Anglo Saxon Literature 1. Literature is usually ____________ and about life’s problems. 2. Many texts talk about great gatherings at “______________” and large battles against strong beasts and warriors. 3. Most stories weren’t written down, but passed down through _____________. Sutton Hoo: An Archaeological Treasure 1. Beowulf, a story we will read, talks about beautiful crowns and jewels that were uncovered in an ancient burial mound called _____________. 2.British Archeologists found this ____________________ in 1939. 3. Many items were buried there, including shields, helmets, buckles, goblets, and purses, all inlaid with __________________.