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Beowulf (c. 700-1000 A.D.) is a heroic epic poem. At 3,183 lines, it is notable for its length. The work has risen to such prominence that it is sometimes called "England's national epic."

Beowulf being the first piece of literature in England. Written in Anglo Saxon, words we can begin to comprehend as modern English. Beowulf has been translated into many languages, sharing

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 its majesty from demons to kings. Celtic began as the native language of England, later changed to Latin after the Roman Invasion. The Romans uninterested, leave, and the Normans colonise England, introducing French. Later on in the 'Dark Ages', the Angles and Saxons arrive and the languages mix and merge into what began to look like modern english. The language we know as old English.


Beowulf written by an unknown author, who has sparked the generation of literature as we know it.

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