England’s Greatest Gift – Beowulf

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England’s Greatest Gift – Beowulf

“England’s greatest gift to the world”. That’s some claim, and famed historian Michael Wood makes it for Beowuf – England’s oldest poem.

This video introduces  “Beowulf,” the epic poem of the Anglo-Saxons.  From a culture which didn’t write things down, it is priceless. The manuscript – written by an ancient monk – survived the Great Fire of London by a miracle:  One copy only, and it is without doubt one of our nation’s greatest treasures.

Whether English blood courses through your veins, or whether you simply speak the language, Beowulf will delight and move you. Give it a try!

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