Year: 750

The First Great English peom

The first great english poem, beawolf, is written in old english. The work is anonymous and until 1805. It's a a christan poem that exemplifies early medieval society in england and shows roots in old testament law.

Year: 955

18 year old pope

John XII became the pope at the age of eighteen and rules for nin years. his title as pope exemplifies the eledine in value of the church in the early-medieval period. Local lords established controll over churches, and monasteries. Church officials are offten unqualified. The majority of priests are illiterate and live with concubines.

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