2015英语专八人文知识介绍:英国的起源(三)

英语专八人文知识需要考生基本了解主要英语国家的地理、历史、现状、文化传统以及英语文学知识和英语语言知识。新东方在线整理了2015英语专八人文知识介绍:英国的起源供考生参考练习。

31. When Ethebred’s death left no strong Saxon successor, the Witan chose Canute the Danish leader, as king in 1016.

埃塞尔雷德死后没有留下有实力的撒克逊继承人,于是贤人会议选择了丹麦首领克努特为国王。

32. King Edward seemed more concerned with building Westminster Abbey than with affairs of state. He was far more Norman than Saxon.

爱德华国王对国事的关心远不及对威斯敏斯特大教堂的修建,他更像诺曼人而非撒克逊人。

33. Anglo-Saxon England perished with Harold’s death. William was crowned king of England in Westminster Abbey by the Archbishop of York.

随着哈罗德德死亡,安各鲁撒克逊人的英国消失了,在威斯敏斯特大教堂,约克大主教加冕威廉为英格兰国王。

34. The Norman conquest of England is perhaps the best-known event in English history. Under William, the feudal system in England was completely established.

诺曼征服或许是英国历史上最著名的事件,至此,英格兰的封建制度被完全建立起来。