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ENG 263: Old English

Writing resources; images and links for studying British literature before 1700

Caedmon's Hymn (c. 680), appearing in Bede's Ecclesiastical History (731)

Dream of the Rood

Other poems, images of manuscripts


Early Scandinavia, 500-550 AD (setting of Beowulf)


Additional Resources

Treasures from the British Museum, Sutton Hoo, etc. (photos by L Troost)

A buckle

Shoulder clasps

"Twisted gold" jewelry

Metal parts for a wooden shield

The famous helmet

Byzantine silver bowls (imported)

Pre-886 map showing a variety of kingdoms (by Prof. Peter Baker, U of Virginia)

Map of Engla-land after 886 with modern names (showing Danelaw)

map of England