English Literature through the Time

  • 450

    Scops or Story tellers

    Scops or Story tellers
    Characterized by an oral tradition of epic poems, songs and poetry. Old english or Anglo saxon literature was well established by pre-Christian Germanic settlers.
  • Period: 450 to 1050


    Anglo-saxon period
    themes: Heroism, fate, moral instruction
    Genres:Oral traditions Poetry
    Key authors: Beowulf anonymous
    Literature´s effects : Oral traditions unites myths of different groups. Roman alphabey is introduced
  • 500


    Anglo saxon literature was originally in OlD ENGLISH which is based on GERMANIC LANGUAGE in which a nordic warrior fight with horrible monsters. Currently there´s a movie about the myth
  • 501

    Anglo Saxon Literature

    Anglo Saxon Literature
  • 1066

    Medieval English

    Medieval English
    Medieval english was prompted by the invasion of the Normans into Britain. FAMOUS WORKS during this period includes the history of the Kings of britain containing tHE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR) and the CARTERBURY TALES.
  • Period: 1066 to 1500


    Perhaps the most surprising thing about these early British works is their graphic content and crude sexual content.
  • 1095

    King Arthur by Geoffrey of Monmouth the british cleric

    King Arthur by Geoffrey of Monmouth the british cleric
    King Arthur was a Fiction and legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians
  • 1300

    Geoffrey Chaucer´s Biography

    Geoffrey Chaucer´s Biography
    was born circa 1340 in London, England. In 1357 he became a public servant to Countess Elizabeth of Ulster and continued in that capacity with the British court throughout his lifetime. The Canterbury Tales became his best known and most acclaimed work.
  • 1400

    Carterbury tales

    Carterbury tales
    The Knight´s tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
    The Canterbury Tales," which helped English to gain credibility as a literary language in a culture where educated people wrote mainly in Latin.
  • Period: 1500 to


    This period divided in three parts
    Elizabethan´s period, jacobean´s period and Carolina´s period
  • 1526

    the first version of the Bible written in english

    the first version of the Bible written in english
    In 1524 William Tyndale studies in the university at Wittenberg and plans to translate the Bible into English. 1526 he publishes:the new testament
  • 1558


    It is one of the most splendid ages of English literature
    Two of the most important Elizabethan prose writers were John Lyly (1553 or 1554 – 1606) and Thomas Nashe (November 1567 – c. 1601). Lyly is an English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright, and politician, best known for his books Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and Euphues and His England (1580)
  • Apr 23, 1564


    His plays fall under three headings: comedies, where the characters use deceit and disguise to gain true love; tragedies, where a hero succumbs to a tragic flaw in his character causing his own and quite a few other deaths; and histories, where the central character is a former king whose flaws cause his demise
  • Hamlet

    William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies may date from the beginning of the period, and other dramatists, including John Webster, were often preoccupied with the problem of evil.
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  • John Milton the Blind poet

    John Milton the Blind poet
    John Milton (1608–1674) has often been regarded as the greatest poet of his time, yet he did not compose his most famous work, Paradise Lost, until after he had become blind in both eyes
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  • William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth is also a key figure, with the notable poem "The world is too much with us, late and soon,
  • john Keats

    john Keats
    John Keats is possibly the most famous author of this period
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    This period produced authors who wrote about life, love and nature. Many of these authors found the world to be disappointing and had a melancholy bent to their works.
  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist
    by Charles Dickens
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  • Alice´s Adventuresin wonderland

    Alice´s Adventuresin wonderland
    by Lewis Carroll
  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes
    By Conan Doyle
  • The picture of Dorian Gray

    The picture of Dorian Gray
    By Oscar Wilde
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  • Stephen Hawking

    Stephen Hawking
    British physcist Stephen Hawking explain the cosmos for the general reader in A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME: from the bing banf to black holes
  • Harry Potter

    Harry Potter
    First Harry Potter´s book published in 1997
    Harry Potter is a series of novels by J.K. Rowling. It is about a young boy named Harry Potter and his adventures as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns how to perform magic and comes face to face with his archenemy, Lord Voldemort
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  • J.K Rowlling and Harry Potter

    J.K Rowlling and Harry Potter
    is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.