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Britain Worth the Conquest. The Invasions on Britain in Old English Period (450-1150) Norman Invasion Germanic Conquest (Anglo-Saxon) Scandinavian Invasion.

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1 Britain Worth the Conquest

2 The Invasions on Britain in Old English Period ( ) Norman Invasion Germanic Conquest (Anglo-Saxon) Scandinavian Invasion Roman Invasion

3 The Celts 500 years before the Roman Invasion

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6 The Roman Invasions on Britain First Invasion (54-55 B.C.) Julius Caesar

7 Gaul Britain

8 Emperor Claudius 43 A.D.

9 Roman Bath Roman Theater Mosaic Floor Roman Cloths

10 The Germanic Conquest (Anglo-Saxon Invasion)

11 Spanish

12 The Scandinavian Invasion First Stage:

13 The Scandinavian Invasion Second Stage: Canterbury&London CAPTURED King Alfred Wessex Summerset WEDMORE TREATY

14 The Scandinavian Invasion Third Stage: Edward & Athelstan Guthrum Vs. Brunanburh

15 The Epic of The Battle of Brunanburh In this year King Aethelstan, Lord of warriors, ring-giver to men, and his brother also, Prince Eadmund, won eternal glory in battle with sword edges around Brunanburh. They split the shield-wall, they hewed battle shields with the remnants of hammers. The sons of Eadweard, it was only befitting their noble descent from their ancestors that they should often defend their land in battle against each hostile people, horde and home. The enemy perished, Scots men and seamen, fated they fell. The field flowed with blood of warriors, from sun up in the morning, when the glorious star glided over the earth, God's bright candle, eternal lord, till that noble creation sank to its seat. There lay many a warrior by spears destroyed; Northern men shot over shield, likewise Scottish as well, weary, war sated. The West-Saxons pushed onward all day; in troops they pursued the hostile people. They hewed the fugitive grievously from behind with swords sharp from the grinding. The Mercians did not refuse hard hand-play to any warrior who came with Anlaf over the sea-surge in the bosom of a ship, those who sought land, fated to fight. Five lay dead on the battle-field, young kings, put to sleep by swords, likewise also seven of Anlaf's earls, countless of the army, sailors and Scots. There the North-men's chief was put to flight, by need constrained to the prow of a ship with little company: he pressed the ship afloat, the king went out on the dusky flood-tide, he saved his life. Likewise, there also the old campaigner through flight came

16 The Scandinavian Invasion King Olaf King Svien Ethelred D A N I S H 2 5 Y R S

17 The Norman Conquest Normandy Normans Danes Charles + Rollo

18 Norman Wife King Ethelred (1002) Before The Norman Conquest Edward 1066

19 William The Norman Conquest EdwardGodwin Harold 1066

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26 The Foreign Influences on Old English Language The Celtic Influence: 1.The Germans adopted some words from the Celts 2. There are many Celtic place names that still exist till this day Kent ‘Canti’ C e l t i c Devonshire ‘Dumnonii’ C e l t i c London+Winchester+Salisbury+Thames= C e l t i c

27 Because Latin was the language of a high civilization, it attracted the Anglo-Saxons and they wanted to learn it. The Foreign Influences on Old English Language The Roman Influence: Commercial Military Religious

28 First Period: continental borrowing The Foreign Influences on Old English Language The Roman Influence: Commercialcheap, mangian, pond, wīn, eced camp, weal, cytel, mese, pulvinus, cāseus, pipor copor, pic

29 Second Period: Celtic transmission The Foreign Influences on Old English Language The Roman Influence: ceaster Chester, Dorchester and Manchester munt mountain

30 Third Period: christening period The Foreign Influences on Old English Language The Roman Influence: 1. Building churches and monasteries 2. The transmission of Latin candle, martyr, minister, temple schoolmaster, metre, grammatical

31 derby, rugby, Linthorpe, Stevenson, Richardson The Foreign Influences on Old English Language The Scandinavian Influence: Brada, dreng Law, outlaw, tax, assembly Bank, birth, low, cast and crave same words but different in the endings

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