Presentation on theme: "Origins of English Literature Roman Era to 1509"— Presentation transcript:
1 Origins of English Literature Roman Era to 1509 Dr. William J. Burling
2 Native Celtic cultures Celtic, Druid tribesIsolated from the continentUnorganized tribal cultureStonehenge
3 Early Periods of Development Roman occupation ends ca. 410 CESeries of invasions by Germanic tribes begins—Anglos and Saxons, ca. 450Vikings arrive in 865, establish the Danelaw (northern and eastern England)Unification of southern England (Wessex) under rule of Alfred the Great,Danish invasion in 981 establishes new line of kings
4 Roman influence, 43-410 CE Founding of Londinium, 43 CE Infrastructure, especially roads, links tribesInfluence of Roman law, art, and architectureImportance of YorkBath
5 Hadrian’s WallRoman defense against the Scots, 130 CE
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