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    Anglo Saxon Legacy

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    In the Anglo-Saxon time period, the people were tremendously brutal. They killed for fame, glory, and riches. The warriors would cut off a dead creature’s head just for proof and a trophy. The Anglo-Saxon people were ruthless, however that just how they had to be. Their life wasn’t, by any means, easy. Unlike today, they worked extremely hard for the littlest of things. The culture of the Anglo-Saxon people differed from ours in many ways such as brutality, Christian and Pagan beliefs, and their

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    Anglo Saxon Influence

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    To many people, the Anglo-Saxons may seem brutish, uncultured, and primitive. After all, they were essentially the Viking’s counterpart during the Middle Ages. However, this belief is merely a misconception—the Anglo-Saxons were a complex, advanced society with rigid social structures, customs, and most important, individual rights, an idea that is conventionally thought of as a modern invention. Since then, these unprecedented ideas and traditions have become the basis of the current English society

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    The Anglo-Saxon Period

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    The Anglo Saxon period is the oldest known period of time that had a complex culture with stable government, art, and a fairly large amount of literature. Many people believe that the culture then was extremely unsophisticated, but it was actually extremely advanced for the time. Despite the many advancements, the period was almost always in a state of war. Despite this fact, the Anglo-Saxon period is a time filled with great advancements and discoveries in culture, society, government, religion

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    In the poem Beowulf, we see the Anglo-Saxon hero. Beowulf, the protagonist, embodies the honor of the Anglo-Saxon culture and tradition. The poem in itself is an elegant script of Anglo-Saxon times. Composed in 8th or 9th century, the epic was passed down from generation to generation orally and has no known author. The Anglo-Saxon hero was a warrior. Beowulf, the Geat, helps Hrothgar the king of Danes by fighting against Grendel, the evil monster. Through his remarkably brave, inhumanly strong

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    The Anglo-Saxons are a people that are almost entirely unknown to the world today. Their society flourished a thousand years ago, after the fall of the Roman empire and very few remnants of their life remain. As such, the only glimpse of these people lies within their literature: the poems and letters remaining from the time. However, understanding the writings of any society requires a knowledge of the context and culture behind them. This creates a devastating paradox in which it becomes nearly

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    The Anglo-Saxons The invasion of a Germanic barbarian tribe, the Anglo-Saxons, had a significant and positive influence on England. Unlike most invasions, the Anglo-Saxons’ arrival in England had mostly benefitted the Britons. In both the government and the early church, Anglo-Saxon culture and practices transformed England in many ways. The pagan Anglo-Saxons contributed to the early development of the church and of the development of a complex governing body, helped create new farming methods

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    Anglo Saxon society revolves around violence: constant fighting, the revenge ethic, pride in battle. Despite seeming like the most qualified leader would take the throne, warrior kings inherently were driven by these same values to be overly prideful and violent. This is apparent in Beowulf, where Beowulf himself can not manage to both follow this warrior code and successfully survive. Despite doing everything he can to be a good king, his need for honor and glory drives him to make reckless decisions

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    In the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval time period there are many obvious references to the beliefs of the people of that time. Their beliefs varied from Pagan to Christian. In Anglo saxon and Medieval literature there are evident descriptions of both forms of religion and culture. “Christianity grew up in this vast cauldron of religiosity, absorbing some ideas and discarding others.”(Jason Mankey)Regardless of the fact the two religions are very abstractly and divergently different they somehow manage

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    Anglo Saxon Poems

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    To begin, in the Anglo Saxon time period, the people thought much differently about what was good and what was bad. They had strong beliefs in things they where suppose to do before they die. One major belief is that you need to achieve some kind of glory before you pass away. This was for you and for the people around you. You needed something for the people of your town and those who know you, to remember you by forever after you are long gone. They had much respect for the older people around

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    and The Anglo-Saxon Culture In this essay, I will uncover the countless insights that can be learned about the characters in Beowulf, as well as the society as a whole, based on the weapons chosen to use in battle by the characters. During the Anglo-Saxon time, roughly between 400 and 1066, the most precious weapon someone could own was a sword. Although it is not certain when, and by whom, Beowulf was written; many people believe it was composed in the middle to end of the Anglo-Saxon period

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