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Sample Questions (about the literature): 1. Who were the major authors of the Anglo-Saxon era (studied in this unit)? Give some biographical information. a. St. Bede – English Benedictine monk and scholar; introduced to historical writing the system of dating events from the birth of Jesus Christ b. Caedmon – an ordinary man who, one day, receives the gift of storytelling when an angel appeared to him; was then able to create beautiful poems that impressed many (became a scop) o epics include Creation, the Exodus, Moses, Daniel, Azariah, Judith, and Christ 2. Describe the works discussed in this lesson a. “Ecclesiastical History of the English People” – written by St. Bede; a history of England from the Roman occupation to 731; major theme is bringing England out of barbarism; contained stories like… o “Conversion of King Edwin” – tells the tale of the English king Edwin, who was converted to Christianity by the Roman missionary Paulinus o “The Story of Caedmon” – describes how the historical figure Caedmon
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