Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project

Translations of 57% of all extant Old English poetry can be found here (that’s 17,218 lines out of approx. 30,000)

There’s more to Anglo-Saxon narrative poetry than Beowulf,
and it is just as engaging, vital, and important to the classroom and scholar.
However, very little of it has been set into verse translation.
That has changed…

Full texts of these poems are located here. Follow the links to the individual poems on the navigation bar above.


The Pentecost (Rouen, Bibliothèque Municipale Ms Y.7, fol. 29v), ca. 980