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European English History. McCarthy.

These are the 50 european history notecards for the 2011 midterm. AP literature. Thanks, Mr. McCarthy.
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Hadrian
Said "Tear down that wall!"
Edward the Confessor
pious king whose death leads to the Norman Invasion
John I
forced by his barons to sign the Magna Carta
Britons
Celtic tribe that settled in South england
Cymry
Celtic tribe that settled in Wales
Wars of the Roses
jousting between the Yorks and the Lancasters
Kenning
a name for a commonly used Anglo-Saxon metaphor
Lancelot
most skilled of the Knights of the Round Table. Lover of Guinevere
Picts
Celtic tribe that settled in Scotland
Geoffrey Chaucer
his Canterbury Tales marks the birth of truly English literature
Richard I
also known as Coeur de Lion
Claudius
Roman Emperor who successfully invaded England in 1st Century
Angevin Dynasty
name given to the descendants of Geoffrey of Anjou
Jutes
the 3rd of the Germanic tribes that invaded England after the Romans left
Thomas Becket
there is no doubt this guy had brains-it is just sad where they ended up
Sussex
an abbreviation for the kingdom of South Saxons
Julius Caesar
the Roman general who unsuccessfully invaded Britannia c. 55BCE
Gaels
the Celtic tribe that settled in present day Ireland
William the Bastard
Duke of Normandy whose invasion made English history
Duke of Cornwall
Uther Pendragon's great rival
Guinevere
Arthur's adulterous queen
William Caxton
the first English printer (as in "owned and ran a printing press")
Mordred
Arthur's illegitimate son and mortal enemy
Sir Thomas Malory
Authored "Le morte d'Arthur"
Henry II
the father of the Common Law
Igraine
She is Arthur's mother
Boccaccio
Italian writer whose Decameron inspired Chaucer
Harald Hardrada
Scandinvaian warlord defeated by Harold Godwineson
Nowell Codex
the oldest known copy of the Beowulf manuscript
Caesura
a pause in the middle of a line of poetry
Edward Longshanks
Hammer of the Scots, but Expeller of the Jews
Venerable Bede
wrote An Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Henry VII
founded the Tudor dynasty ushered in the English Renaissance
Geoffrey of Monmouth
English quasi-historian who wrote Historia Regum Britanniae
Chretien de Troyes
French Romance writer who popularized the Arthurian legends
Hastings
Site of the Conqueror's greatest victory
Alfred the Great
Saxon king who held off the expansion of vikings
Merlin
magician who aids both Uther and Arthur
Morgan le Fay
Arthur's half sister
Bosworth Field
Site of the Climactic battle of the Wars of the Roses
Excalibur
the famous sword in the stone from the Lady of the Lake
Harold Godwineson
Lost England to the French at Hastings
Richard III
last king of the Angevin/Planagenet Dynasty
Domesday Book
William's famous census for taxation purposes
Uther Pendragon
Father of Arthur
Romance
name given to the tales of kings and ladies
Danelaw
the part of England dominated by the vikings at the time of Alfred
Scop
the name given to the storyteller/bard in Anglo-Saxon times
Oral tradition
refers to the memorized poems and stories of a culture
Wessex
an abbreviation for the kingdom of the west Saxons