Ivanhoe Setting & Symbolism

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Crusades

The Crusades, also known as the Holy War, is a war fought by the Knights Templar against the Saracens in Palestine, also known as the Holy Land.

England

The majority of the action of this novel takes place in England.

Sherwood Forest

A lot of the action in this novel occurs in Sherwood Forest, which is positioned between Sheffield and Doncaster. Many outlaws live in Sherwood Forest.

Sheffield

Sheffield is a city in Northern England which borders Sherwood Forest, along with Doncaster.

Doncaster

Doncaster is a borough in Northern England which borders Sherwood Forest, along with Sheffield.

Conquest of 1066

The Normans defeat the Saxons in the Conquest of 1066, assuming rule of England and forcing the Saxons to become their subjects.

Saxon Language

The Saxon language is considered barbaric by the Normans; this offends the Saxons of course and becomes a issue of contention between the two groups...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Ivanhoe from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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