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CHAPTER I
FIFTH TO ELEVENTH CENTURIES - EARLY ENGLISH PERIOD

some of the English churchmen thought that he was too famous, when they knew that King Charlemagne had heard of his learning, and had persuaded him to leave his own country and come to France to teach the royal children and take charge of education in the Frankish kingdom. For fourteen years, from 782 to 796, he spent nearly all his time at the court of Charlemagne. Moreover, he persuaded many other men who had been trained at York to leave England and assist him in teaching the Franks. He little knew how grateful the English would be in later years that this had been done.
Alfred the Great, 849-901. During those years of Alcuin's absence in France, there was dire trouble in Northumbria. King after king was slain by Danish rebels ; and finally the Danes, coming from invasions. the shores of the Baltic, made their first attacks on the coasts of Northumbria. This was the beginning. Year after year the savage pirates fell upon the land. For more than three-quarters of a century the Northumbrians were either fighting or dreading the coming of their heathen foes. At the end of that time, when peace was made with the terrible invaders, Northumbria was a desert so far as literature was concerned. The Danes had struck specially at the religious houses because of the gold and silver vessels and ornaments that were collected in them ; and not one monastery remained standing in all the land from the Tyne to the Humber. Libraries famous over Europe had been burned ; smoked and bloodstained ruins were alone left to show where men had been taught who had become the teachers of Europe. South of the Humber matters were little better ; for there, too, the heathen Danes had swept through and through the country,

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