The Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: From the Brexit Aldhelm knew nothing


    No one can see me or touch the shrill sound of my voice spreads across the earth, I smash oak trees and race through the fields – who am I?

    Tilman Spreckelsen

    editor in the features section.

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    This collection, the British Bishop Aldhelm of Sherborne wrote around the year 700 in the verses in the Latin Puzzles, unnamed beings. Aldhelm was the first mystery friend among his peers, he learned the Genre as a Student at St. Hadrian of Canterbury who had been sent from North Africa to Britain, and later authors with this collection, in turn, gave an example to their own production.

    Aldhelm, however, caused, allegedly, that the first Church organ in England was erected, and the old English are lost-written songs, unfortunately, was venerated in the middle ages for his puzzle collection so that you can. A beautifully decorated, multi-colored manuscript from the tenth century is currently in the British Library. And treacherous on the edge in a small font, the solution to this riddle: “Ventus”, the Wind.

    the history of a cultural entanglement

    The manuscript is part of an exhibition dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England, at that time, so, in between the departure of the Romans around 410, and prior to the Norman conquest in the year 1066, in the South and in the middle of the island, the local princes in Power won, their Rich enlarged, alliances, joined to each other in battle. However, they were invaders from the continent brought their culture and their language on the island.


    This Transfer highlights the exhibition from the beginning, and already the great photo Wallpaper, the the visitors on the way in the basement of the British Library with the image of a gloomy forest, receives, acts in contrast to the following showcases the ornate manuscripts almost as if the invaders in a backward country come to there in the following centuries, those rich culture to develop in the exhibition.

    Actually is by the numerous Roman legacies on the island, not much talk, even from the not yet assimilated the Celtic population, but even more of what is going on now, from the fifth century on, politically and culturally on the island, in contrast to the continent, but even more so in co-operation with the powers: As copies of letters, which treat the spiritual as worldly issues are, also, those that refer to Rome, and treasures, such as the first in England in the vernacular wrote a letter to the 920 (with a certain Ordlaf, Elderman of Wiltshire, wrote to king Edward) – the earliest Writing but, in a gorgeous finishing of the manuscript of the fourth century, is a letter of the 258 murdered the Carthaginian Bishop Cyprian, the has to do with the British island.

    the Blossoming of the English culture

    There’s precious gospel manuscripts written in France are illustrated, in England, on the continent, resulting, via the channel of imported natural history writings, as well as their then in England, the resulting copies. And since lives are testimonies, such as in a calendar of the Irish monk and Saxony-missionary Willibrord, written in Ireland, and Echternach, on the next to the actual calendar notes, to travel Willibrords find that he took shortly before 700 on the continent, and which led him to France and Rome.