Beowulf is the first surviving epic poem written in the English language. The single existing copy of the manuscript dates from the late tenth century, although some scholars believe it dates back to the first part of the eleventh century. Beowulf found in a large volume, features stories involving mythical creatures and people. Two different scribes copied the poem, most likely using an existing copy. Between 1066 and the Reformation, the whole volume remained in a
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impractical guide to the real time knight and it reflects societal construction of a mythical "good" knight, who is both genteel and a warrior. No knight will be successful as a genteel person; a knight is a warrior, capable of taking human lives. How can a good person, a genteel person, be capable of killing or maiming another persom all in the name of religion, a king or a cause he/she thinks is just?