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FC: ANGLO-SAXON CULTURE BY:CHAKELIA BURRIS

1: ANGLO-SAXON:CULTURE BY:CHAKELIA BURRIS

2: MUSIC:Music occupied a unique position for the Anglo-Saxon-it was both an entertainment, and a danger, a tool, and a potential weapon. Musicians were both valued and mistrusted for their skills, they could assist in digestion, or exert an unhealthy control over the emotions. The educated were taught the philosophy of music, and the rudiments of musical performance.

3: Through the practice of their science, musicians, could cure melancholy, or transport the listener beyond the realm of reason.-Jessica Lovett | LANGUAGE:While Anglo-Saxon culture and language spread swiftly across east and central Britain during the 6th and 7th centuries, the Celtic peoples who are believed to have begun arriving around 600 BC. Their languages were not retained in Europe for the most part, but their influence can be seen through subtle-changes-in France for example, the use of Latin was modified through the local influences of Celtic languages. However, the Anglo-Saxons terrorised rather than integrated with the Celts.

4: Therefore their languages became isolated in corners of the isle, until the efficiency of the Norman conquest created a linguistic hierarchy with Celtic languages entrenched firmly at the bottom. Celtics languages were viewed as inferior, and words that have survived are usually words with geographical significance, and place names. The survival of the Celtic languages has been a matter of pride, and they have survived mainly where

5: numbers were large enough to enable it's survival through everyday usage, as well as having their importance emphasized through the establishment of a body of literary work.

6: THE GAME CRICKET:The origins of the game of cricket are lost in the mists of time. It seems clear that the English game originated in the sheep-rearing country of the South East, where the short grass of the downland pastures made it possible to bowl a ball of wool or rags at a target. The target is the wicket-gate of the form of a shepherd's crooked staff. Major cricket matches can last as long as five days, with each side having two "innings", or turns at bat.

7: JOHN NASH(1752-1835):John Nash was the son of a Millwright, but he cast aside his father's profession and apprenticed with architect Sir Robert Taylor. Nash's first major venture was a speculative effort building London houses of brick which were faced with stucco painted to emulate stone. The venture fell flat, and Nash retired to the country. Nash's other major building project in London, Buckingham Palace, did not fare, so well.

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