Beowulf's adventures take place

21/09/0550

Although the manuscript of Beowulf in the British Museum has been scientifically dated to the 11th century, the events it depicts have been historically and archaeologically dated to the mid 6th Century, when the Anglo Saxons were establishing themselves throughout England.

The seat of the Scyldings, Hrothgar’s tribe, was recently excavated to reveal three great halls built around 550AD. Was one of these Heorot?

Anglo Saxons settle in BritainThe Anglo Saxon Chronicle