The old English Period or The Anglo-Saxon Period: 450-1066.

English Literature

The old English Period:

Major Literary Works of the Period:

Beowulf, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, The Husband’s Message and The Wife’s Lament.

Venerable Bade (673-735): English author and first historian.

Historical Book : Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum.


King Alfred The Great (849-899): He was the king of Wassex.


Caedmon ( – 680): Father of ‘English Sacred Song’.

Poem: Caedmon’s Hymn – Paraphrase

He is called the Author of Christ.

Poem: Juliana , The Ascension , Elena, The Fates of The Apostates


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