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Early Beginnings Historical perspecties and background
Early Beginnings
Historical perspecties and background
‘Literature is the humanization of the whole world’ Goethe
‘Literature is the humanization of the
whole world’
Goethe
Romans left England fearing barbarian attacks in AD 410
Romans left England fearing barbarian
attacks in
AD 410
Anglo Saxon literature- from, to (in broad terms) from 7 th century to 11 th century
Anglo Saxon literature- from, to
(in broad terms)
from 7 th century to 11 th
century
King of Wessex and Mercia Athelstan defeated Scots in the year 937
King of Wessex and Mercia Athelstan
defeated Scots in the year
937
King of Wessex and Mercia who defeated Scots in the year 937 Athelstan
King of Wessex and Mercia who
defeated Scots in the year 937
Athelstan
Norman Conquest of England- which battle? Battle of Hastings
Norman Conquest of England- which
battle?
Battle of
Hastings
Battle of Hastings was in the year AD 1066
Battle of Hastings was in the year
AD 1066
Year of the battle of Lewes AD 1264
Year of the battle of Lewes
AD 1264
Reign of Henry II 1154-1189
Reign of Henry II
1154-1189
Reign of Edward I 1272-1307
Reign of Edward I
1272-1307
Which king led Battle of Poitiers and Battle of Crecy Edward III
Which king led Battle of Poitiers and
Battle of Crecy
Edward III
Edward III ascended to power in 1327
Edward III ascended to power in
1327
Battle of Poitiers and Battle of Crecy were against French
Battle of Poitiers and Battle of Crecy
were against
French
Did English win Battle of Poitiers and Battle of Crecy against the French under Edward III?
Did English win Battle of Poitiers and
Battle of Crecy against the French under
Edward III?
Yes
Battle of Poitiers was in (year) 1336
Battle of Poitiers was in (year)
1336
Battle of Crecy was in (year) 1346
Battle of Crecy was in (year)
1346
Edward III died in the year 1377
Edward III died in the year
1377
Came to power in 1327 Richard II Battle of to power Poitiers- in 1377 1336 Edward
Came to
power in
1327
Richard II
Battle of
to power
Poitiers-
in 1377
1336
Edward
III
Battle of
Died in
Crecy-
1377
1346
Wins
both
battles
To which century does Laurence Minot the patriotic versifier belong? 14 th century
To which century does Laurence Minot
the patriotic versifier belong?
14 th century
Which is the first great public school established? Winchester College
Which is the first great public school
established?
Winchester
College
Winchester College was established in the year 1373
Winchester College was established in
the year
1373
Peasant Rebellion took place in 1381
Peasant Rebellion took place in
1381
Black death is the name given to Epidemic of Plague
Black death is the name given to
Epidemic of
Plague
Post Chaucerian age (after death of Chaucer) 1400-1450
Post Chaucerian age
(after death of Chaucer)
1400-1450
Fall of Constantinople was in the year 1453
Fall of Constantinople was in the year
1453
Hundred Years’ War with France began in the year 1338
Hundred Years’ War with France began
in the year
1338
The Hundred Years’ War was fought between England and France
The Hundred Years’ War was fought
between
England and France
The War of Roses began in the year 1455
The War of Roses began in the year
1455
In the War of Roses, ‘Roses’ stands for Houses
In the War of Roses, ‘Roses’ stands for
Houses
The War of Roses was fought between The House of York and The House of Lancaster
The War of Roses was fought between
The House of York
and
The House of Lancaster
Richard II came to power in 1377
Richard II came to power in
1377
Richard II assumed power after which king Edward III
Richard II assumed power after which
king
Edward III
Henry IV ascended the throne in the year 1399
Henry IV ascended the throne in the
year
1399
Henry IV addressed the Parliament in English for the first time in the year 1399
Henry IV addressed the Parliament in
English for the first time in the year
1399
Which dialect became the standard (King’s version) by Chaucer’s time? East-Midland dialect
Which dialect became the standard
(King’s version) by Chaucer’s time?
East-Midland
dialect
Henry IV died in the year 1413
Henry IV died in the year
1413
Henry VII came to power in the year 1485
Henry VII came to power in the year
1485
St. Paul’s School was established in 1504
St. Paul’s School was established in
1504
St. Paul’s School was established to serve as model school to teach Latin and Greek
St. Paul’s School was established to
serve as model school to teach
Latin and Greek
Joan of Arc headed French army during the reign of Henry VI
Joan of Arc headed French army
during the reign of
Henry VI
Medieval feudal system came to and end with the rule of Henry VII
Medieval feudal system came to and
end with the rule of
Henry VII
Who wrote Gemma Ecclesiastica? Giraldus Cambrensis
Who wrote Gemma Ecclesiastica?
Giraldus
Cambrensis
When was Gemma Ecclesiastica written? 13 th century
When was Gemma Ecclesiastica
written?
13 th century
Henry VII married Anne Boleyn in 1533
Henry VII married Anne Boleyn in
1533
Reformation began during the reign of Henry VIII
Reformation began during the reign of
Henry VIII
Which king was known as the Defender of the faith? Henry VII
Which king was known as the
Defender of the faith?
Henry VII
Official language of England after Norman Conquest French
Official language of England after
Norman Conquest
French
Henry II Richard I John Henry III 1154-1189 1189-1199 1199-1216 1219-1272 Edward I Edward II Edward
Henry II
Richard I
John
Henry III
1154-1189
1189-1199
1199-1216
1219-1272
Edward I
Edward II
Edward III
Richard II
1272-1307
1307-1327
1327-1377
1377-1399
Excluding houses of Lancaster
and York