The Anglo-Saxons - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

The Anglo-Saxons

Description:

The Anglo-Saxons & Beowulf Describe this culture based on the representative pictures History of England: 4th Century 1066 AD 400 s BC: The Celts inhabit ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:119
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 12
Provided by: BWS51
Learn more at: http://www.drharrold.com
Category:
Tags: anglo | saxons

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: The Anglo-Saxons


1
The Anglo-Saxons Beowulf
Describe this culture based on the representative
pictures
2
History of England 4th Century 1066 AD
43BC-410AD Roman Empire controls England
400s-1066AD Anglo-Saxons inhabit England
1066AD Normans conquer England
400s BC The Celts inhabit England
3
The Celts 400BC-43BC
  • Inhabitants ?
  • Briton tribe Britain
  • Religion
  • Priests - Druids
  • Beliefs - spirits in nature
  • Practices - ritual dances,
    sacrifices (human)
  • Themes
  • Magic, Violence, Passion, Adventure

Druid priests at Stonehenge worshipping the
summer solstice (beginning of summer)still a
mystery how this monument was built
4
Roman Britain 43BC-410AD
  • Roman Influences
  • Economy and trading
  • Organized government
  • Lasting settlements (cities)
  • Transportation (roads)
  • Protection Hadrians Wall
  • (15 ft tall)
  • Romans left Britain when forced back to Italy to
  • defend homeland

5
Anglo-Saxons 400s-1066AD
  • Invading Tribes
  • Angles from Germany
  • Saxons from Germany
  • Jutes from Denmark

Kent
6
Anglo-Saxons
  • Settlements

Main Hall Where King would entertain people with
storytellers, hold meetings and parties
Wooden Barricade To keep out monsters and other
evil creatures
7
Anglo-Saxons
  • Society tribes focused on loyalty between
    leaders and followers
  • Warriors would serve King
  • King would give warriors lands, riches, and titles

GOD
KING
WARRIORS (Thanes)
SLAVES
8
Anglo-Saxons
  • Religion mix of pagan and Christian values

Early Anglo-Saxons Pagan Influence of Christianity-597AD
No afterlife goal is earthly glory Afterlife in heaven/hell, goal is morality
Live for honor, pride, and reputation Against human pride
Law of Revenge Law of Forgiveness
Many gods, spirits One God
9
Anglo-Saxons
  • Anglo-Saxon Values
  • Loyalty
  • To King, tribe, fellow warriors
  • Physical Strength
  • Bravery in Battle
  • Heroes, (Scops)

10
Beowulf
  • Oral Tradition (scops)
  • Written down 700-750AD by monks (added Christian
    parts)
  • Plot / Setting
  • Beowulf Geat from Sweden travels to rescue the
    Danes (Denmark)
  • Hrothgar King of the Danes
  • Grendel monster attacking the Danes
  • Herot Main (Mead) Hall where Grendel attacks
    Danes

Sweden
11
Check for Understanding
  • What people ruled Britain before the
    Anglo-Saxons?
  • Describe a typical Anglo-Saxon village.
  • Describe the relationship between kings,
    warriors, and their followers.
  • Name some important values of the Anglo-Saxon
    culture found in Beowulf.
About PowerShow.com