Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Era


The "Agnus Dei" from the Messe de Notre Dame by Guillaume de Machaut circa 1360. Machaut was also a poet whose work was admired by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Essential Questions

  • How does the literature reflect Anglo-Saxon culture?
  • How did Old English evolve into Middle English?
  • What can we learn about the values of people during the Middle Ages through their literature?
  • How did people in the Middle Ages see their world?

Resources and Links

Old English

Historical Resources


Map of Anglo-Saxon Britain via Gary Shaw, Wesleyan University.