Beowulf Opening (in Old English)

A few weeks ago KUER’s RadioWest made a tweet that they were nice enough to mention me in. Andy Orchard, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at University of Oxford, read the opening lines of Beowulf in Old English. Hear the audio at Vimeo. Give it a listen, and compare Professor Orchard’s natural reading to the more dramatic Bagby recording which can be found at the bottom of Lesson 0.

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