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Link to Clark Family Library

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


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)

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

map of England

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