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Normans and malory cyber

  1. 1. <ul><li>William The Conqueror in 1066 </li></ul><ul><li>Anglo-Saxons now served the French </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of borrowed words from the French </li></ul>Pig Pork When you have to feed it When it feeds you Anglo-Saxon French
  2. 2. <ul><li>Shift from Old to Middle English—much less complex </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed cultures-Folklore and legends of French mixed with English </li></ul><ul><li>Le Morte D’Arthur incorporated French stories </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Personal life very different from knightly virtues of works </li></ul><ul><li>Was frequently in trouble with the Norman authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Accused of robbery, extortion, attempted murder and rape (of a nun ) </li></ul><ul><li>Jailed several times. Once broke jail by swimming a moat </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>He was excluded from four general pardons </li></ul><ul><li>Made powerful enemies by not submitting to Norman rule </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote Le Morte d’Arthur while in prison </li></ul><ul><li>Did not write the first King Arthur story, but it’s the most popular </li></ul><ul><li>Was attempting to create a rallying point for British people </li></ul><ul><li>Made prose acceptable as an art form </li></ul>

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