The 'kingdoms' of ancient Britain. Between 400 to 900 AD, from withdrawal of the Roman Empire until the ascension of Anglo-Saxon rule, the land we now call Britain was divided under the rule of many peoples. These tribes were banded together loosely
A century illustration, from a verse 'Life' of St.Edward 'the Confessor' (Cambridge University Library MS. showing Edward's reception in England, on the left-hand side, and his coronation, on the right.
) The first page of Beowulf, written in Old English.- Old English epic poem set in Scandinavia-One of most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, arguably earliest vernacular English literature. By anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet