Presentation on theme: "1050 – Beowulf – Old English (Germanic language from Angles, Saxons and Jutes): influenced by Latin, Celtic, Scottish, Pictish, Danish, Norse 1066 – William."— Presentation transcript:
1050 – Beowulf – Old English (Germanic language from Angles, Saxons and Jutes): influenced by Latin, Celtic, Scottish, Pictish, Danish, Norse 1066 – William the Conqueror takes England – major addition of French, more Latin, Greek 1300’s – Geoffrey Chaucer – Middle English
bellatores (“warriors” royalty, gentry) oratores (“pray-ers” religious, holy orders) laboratores (“workers” middle and lower class) Divisions of Medieval society:
KnightSquireYeoman Nun (Prioress) MonkFriarMerchant Oxford Cleric (Student) Sergeant at the Law Franklin Haberdasher, Dyer, Carpenter, Weaver, Carpet-maker (these five are together) CookSkipperDoctor Wife of Bath ParsonPlowmanMillerMancipleReeveSummonerPardoner Host (Harry Bailey) Chaucer
London Canterbury Approximately 100 miles one way
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