Beowulf Fact or Fiction
By: Drakelin Clemmer and Aaron Cowan 5th Period
Background of Beowulf
In 2000, a rescue dig examined the footprint of the planned National Trust Visitor Centre, revealing nineteen inhumations and seventeen early Anglo-Saxon cremations ("Sutton..." 1).
The silver in the Mound 1 burial is the largest collection that was found in the Anglo-Saxon burial depositIt, some archeologist say that it may have been given as a diplomatic gift to the East Anglian Royal House ("Sutton..." 4).
Dean, Paul. "Beowulf and the Passing of Time: Part 1." English Studies 3 (1994). Quoted as "History and the Passage of Time." in Bloom, Harold, ed. Beowulf, Bloom's Guides. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2006. Bloom's Literature. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 26 Sept. 2014
McDougal, Holt, British Literature. United States of America: Houghton, 2010. Print.