From: Patrick Andries (Patrick.Andries@xcential.com)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 11:35:00 EDT
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De: "Michael Everson" <email@example.com>
> The Normans of course were frankified Norsemen.
On their father's side apparently (well, great-grand-father's side since
Rollon received Normandy as a fiefdom in 911 from Charles le Simple, king of
the Franks and became one of its vassals). Most Norsemen then intermarried
with local women.
In any case, England was not only conquered and ruled by the Normans, it was
also ruled by Angevins (the Plantagenêt) and a steady small stream of
Frenchmen from Normandy and Western France settled in England. The Hundred
Years war abrupty ended the Frenchification of England. Nearly missed being
civilized...and speak French ;-)
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