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The Last English King
Music: Gerald Finzi
The Normans conquered England in 1066, and the country would never be the same again.

IN 1065, the people of Northumbria rose up against their powerful Earl, Tostig Godwinson, the estranged brother of the King of England, Harold Godwinson.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Journey. Trip. Voyage.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Race. Rush. Claim.

Use together in one sentence: Estranged. Duke. With.

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Gytha and Vladimir
Music: John Playford
Scandinavian tradition says that the daughter of King Harold was consort to one the great rulers of Kievan Rus’.

IN 862, just before the Great Heathen Army landed in England, the Scandinavian people known as the Rus’ settled in Novgorod and in Kiev. Yaroslav the Wise later united the two realms at Kiev, and his grandson Vladimir II Monomakh inherited the Kievan throne in 1113.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Later. Latter.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Say. Make. Settle.

Use together in one sentence: Heathen. Marry. Son.

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The Hermit of Handbridge
Music: Johann Baptist Cramer
King Harold died at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Or did he?

THERE was much talk of a hermit, who dwelt in a cell not far from the town.

He was seldom seen, his face was deeply scarred, and he had lost his left eye, and nothing was known of his name or history.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Since. Ago.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Lie. Till. Visit.

Use together in one sentence: Till. Son. Face.

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