Beowulf & Beyond

Dan Veach


Copyright 2012 by Daniel Veach

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Contents of the Book

Classic Tales from The Venerable Bede

The Story of Caedmon

Pope Gregory sees an Angle

 The Story of the Sparrow

Bede’s Death Song

Blood and Battle

 Viking Attack on Lindisfarne

The Battle of Brunanburg

The Battle of Maldon

Norman Invasion of 1066

Love and Loss

 The Seafarer

The Wife’s Lament

The Husband’s Message

The Wanderer

Bold Spirits

From the Anglo-Saxon Genesis:

       Satan’s Rebellion

       The Temptation

       The Sacrifice of Isaac  

 The Dream of the Rood


Magic and Mystery


Magic spells

Riddles (some rather risqué)



The Finnsburg fragment