Chapter 4: Old English: 450-1150
The British Museum has a turn-the-pages version of the Lindisfarne Gospels as well as other works; The Exeter Cathedral has a copy of the Exeter Book which you can visit in person but which they no longer have on the internet. Bodleian images are here and from Cambridge here.
The University of Duisburg-Essen site has a very informative page on OE writings and wonderful images of manuscripts.
Audio & Pronunciation
The University of Virginia has a Beowulf audio , Norton a reading of Caedmon's Hymn, and seven other Old English poems (scroll to the bottom).
The Peterborough Chronicle's entry for the year 1135 is read by Jeremy Smith. More Old English read by him is available here.
Michael Drout reads Caedmon's Hymn and other OE.
Old English phonemes are here.
Wikipedia informs about alliterative verse.
Old English Grammar
The University of Calgary provides a thorough 15-lesson Old English course for
Conjugate your verbs here.
The University of Virginia hosts the interestingly titled "Old English Aerobics", consisting
of many useful grammar exercises for the student of Old English.It has a link to the `magic sheet', a one-page guide to inflections.
Something more on noun-declensions.
Archeology and maps
The Clwyd-Powys Archeological website provides a lot of links to maps and historic landschapes and digs.
The Staffordshire gold hoard was an amazing find in 2009.
Map of England during King Alfred.
A Modern English to Old English lexicon
resides at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Old English translator.
Benjamin Slade has Beaowulf and a translation here.
Several Old English texts not already in the textbook are transcribed on the Web, including:
Mark Davies' Polyglot Bible
has versions of Luke in many different languages. You can compare Old to Middle to Modern English.
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