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A series of genealogical charts of the major figures in the poem, annotated by event and line number.

Created by Bruce Gilchrist, available via Woruldhord

"While based on the genealogical charts usually given at the back of Beowulf editions, I attempt here to provide a complete picture of all the named figures of the poem and their major actions; by keying the figures to line numbers, a chronology of events and relationships is also constructed. The charts include all named human characters, the three main monsters, and the important artefacts mentioned in the poem." (Bruce Gilchrist )

Date Published: 20 February 2012
Bruce Gilchrist
In Collection(s): Beowulf