Who's Who and Backstory in Beowulf

Title

Who's Who and Backstory in Beowulf

Subject

Old English literature

Description

A series of genealogical charts of the major figures in the poem, annotated by event and line number. While based on the genealogical charts usually given at the back of Beowulf editions, I attempt here to provide a complete picture of all the named figures of the poem and their major actions; by keying the figures to line numbers, a chronology of events and relationships is also constructed. The charts include all named human characters, the three main monsters, and the important artefacts mentioned in the poem.

Creator

Bruce Gilchrist

Language

English

Date Created

2008-09-01

Audience

5. 1st Level Higher Education (e.g. undergraduate degree, and taught Masters) or Adult Education Programmes (Continuing Education)

Files

Who's Who and Backstory in Beowulf

Citation

Bruce Gilchrist, “Who's Who and Backstory in Beowulf,” Woruldhord, accessed August 24, 2019, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/71.