Dating dk 50 Lejre
Eadgils was buried at Uppsala according to Snorri Sturluson.
The events in the poem take place over most of the sixth century, after the Anglo-Saxons had started migrating to England and before the beginning of the seventh century, a time when the Anglo-Saxons were either newly arrived or were still in close contact with their Germanic kinsmen in Northern Germany and southern Scandinavia.At the beginning of the poem, the king, hero, Shield Shiefson dies (26-45) and there is a huge funeral for him.At the end of the poem when Beowulf dies, there is also a massive funeral for Beowulf.(3140-3170) Beowulf begins with the story of Hrothgar, who constructed the great hall Heorot for himself and his warriors.The poem deals with legends, was composed for entertainment, and does not separate between fictional elements and historic events, such as the raid by King Hygelac into Frisia.Though Beowulf himself is not mentioned in any other Anglo-Saxon manuscript, This concerns not only individuals (e.g., Healfdene, Hroðgar, Halga, Hroðulf, Eadgils and Ohthere), but also clans (e.g., Scyldings, Scylfings and Wulfings) and certain events (e.g., the Battle on the Ice of Lake Vänern). In Denmark, recent archaeological excavations at Lejre, where Scandinavian tradition located the seat of the Scyldings, i.e., Heorot, have revealed that a hall was built in the mid-6th century, exactly the time period of Beowulf.