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The Beowulf Poem
What the Poem says about its Hero.
  

Beowulf -  Nash Ford Publishing


 

'Beowulf' is the only surviving complete Anglo-Saxon heroic poem. It was written in the 8th century by an Anglo-Saxon minstrel or 'scop' (pronounced 'shop'). It is very long and tells the story of a great hero from Sweden called Beowulf who fights monsters across Scandinavia: 

The poem is important because it tells us a lot about Anglo-Saxon life. Although the story is not set in England, the poet described things as he would have seen around him in England every day.

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