This article needs additional citations for verification. Old English literature or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses literature written in Old English, in Anglo-Saxon England from the 7th century to the decades after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The poem Beowulf, which often begins the traditional canon of English literature, is old english letter r most famous work of Old English literature.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle has also proven significant for historical study, preserving a chronology of early English history. Besides Old English literature, Anglo-Saxons wrote a number of Anglo-Latin works. 19th and early 20th centuries the focus was on the Germanic and pagan roots that scholars thought they could detect in Old English literature. Later, on account of the work of Bernard F. Manuscripts written in both Latin and the vernacular remain.