Research Paper On Beowulf

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Beowulf is an epic alliterative poem of over 3000 lines written in Old English. This epic came from only one source and was written down in a medieval manuscript somewhere between the 8th and 11th centuries. This manuscript known as Cotton Vitellius A is currently preserved in the British Library. But the journey to its current resting place was not easy. Originally written over a thousand years ago by an author, whose name has been lost to time, it is first mentioned in 1563 (uchicago) by the owner of one of the monasteries that had been disbanded by Henry VIII. The manuscript eventually came into the possession of Robert Cotton. Cotton owned a library which in the 1600’s housed the richest collection of Anglo-Saxon literary and historical

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