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The '''Norman'''s are a group of people who were based in the north of [[France]], specifically Normandy. A Norman is pretty much what you get when you cross a [[Viking]] with a Frenchman.
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The '''Norman'''s were descended from a group of [[Viking]]s, led by [[Rollo]], who settled in the north-west of [[France]], at the behest of [[Charles the Simple]]. The area, plus a significant area they laid claim to, came to be known as Normandy. A Norman is pretty much what you get when you cross a [[Viking]] with a Frenchman.
  
 
The [[1066]] invasion of [[England]] by the Normans is a major reason why modern english contains many [[French]] words not found in [[Old English]].
 
The [[1066]] invasion of [[England]] by the Normans is a major reason why modern english contains many [[French]] words not found in [[Old English]].

Revision as of 03:17, 12 July 2003

The Normans were descended from a group of Vikings, led by Rollo, who settled in the north-west of France, at the behest of Charles the Simple. The area, plus a significant area they laid claim to, came to be known as Normandy. A Norman is pretty much what you get when you cross a Viking with a Frenchman.

The 1066 invasion of England by the Normans is a major reason why modern english contains many French words not found in Old English.