Prose
- After saving England from domination at the hands of the Danes, King Alfred attempted to restore English culture by translating and distributing famous texts. [1 ]

- The Anglo-Saxon chronicle, one of the most well recognized texts of the Anglo-Saxon history took shape at this time. [1 ]

- The most accomplished authors were Aelfric and his contemporary Wulfstan. [1 ]


Poetry
- The majority of the surviving Anglo-Saxon poetry is enclosed in four manuscripts. [1 ]

- The basic verse unit is the alliterative long line, divided in half by a caesura, and having the half-lines linked across the caesura by alliterating stress syllables. [1 ]

- Christianity often had a large influence in Anglo-Saxon poetry. [1 ]

- The longest, most epic and most famous poem from Anglo-Saxon England is,
Beowulf. [2 ]

- One of the great Anglo-Saxon poets was Cynewulf, whose poetry included.
[2 ]
  • The Fates of The Apostles
  • Juliana
  • Elene
  • Christ II

- Poetry was often used is describing the history of Anglo–Saxon England, Battle of Brunanburh. [1 ]


Art
- Anglo-Saxon art survives mostly in manuscripts, architecture, some very fine ivory carvings, and some works in metal and other materials. [3 ]

- Anglo-Saxon art was Christian dominated.
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The Bayeux Tapestry
[3 ]

- Illustrations included a lot of pen work. [3 ]

- Artists also worked with.
[3 ]
  • Fresco
  • Ivory
  • Stone
  • Glass
  • Enamel

- Likely the most famous piece of anglo-Saxon art is the Bayeux Tapestry. [3 ]

- Metal work was the highest regarded art. [3 ]

- Near the fall of Anglo-Saxon England larger pieces of metal work start to come together. [3 ]

- Most of these metal works were crusifixes.
[3 ]


Architecture
- Most Anglo-Saxon buildings were made using timber. [4 ]

- Thatch was often used for roofs. [4 ]

- Most churches were built using stones and bricks.
[4 ]

- Towards the fall of Anglo-Saxon England high ceiling cathedrals began to be built. [4 ]



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Citations

Hanning, Robert W. "Anglo-Saxons." Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 22 Apr. 2009 <http://ea.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0015940-00>. = 1

"Anglo-Saxon Literature." Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia, 2009. 9 May. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Literature > = 2

"Anglo-Saxon Art." Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia, 2009. 9 May. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Art >. = 3

"Anglo-Saxon Architecture" Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia, 2009. 9 May. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_architecture >. = 4