Normandy is a natural region in France along the Channel between Picardy and Bretagne. It is a historical French province composed of High-Normandy flanking the lower end and mouth of the Seine and the more westerly Low-Normandy including the peninsula of Cotentin.
Danish boat people, not to be taken lightly
Normandy derives its name from the Normans. Their leader Rollo, a Danish Viking Warlord who had been plundering along the French coast and up the rivers Seine and Somme was granted the Duchy of Normandy by Charles the Simple through the Treaty of Saint-Clair-du-Epte. He became a Christian and would rule as Robert I of Normandy.
Within a few generations the conquerers would speak "Norman" a romance dialect which, with William the Conqueror king of England, would strongly influence the development of the English language.
Contested for centuries, only in the fifteenth century would Normandy, with the exception of the Channel Islands, permanently return to French jurisdiction.
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Vikingen - Normandië - Hoog-Normandië - Laag-Normandië - Normandisch - Oudnoors
Wikinger - Normandie - Obernormandie - Niedernormandie - Normannische Sprache - Old Norse
Viking - Normandy - Upper Normandy - Lower-Normandy - Normandisch - Altnordische Sprache
Viking - Normandie - Haute-Normandie - Basse-Normandie - Norman Language - Vieux Norrois
VikingNormaundie - H^âote-Normaundie - Basse-Normaundie - Nouormaund
Normandy coat of arms
Richard II le Bon de Normandie - Judith de Bretagne before 997
Robert II le Diable de Normandie - Herlève de Falaise ca 1025
Baudouin de Flandre - Eleanora van Normandië 1031
Guillaume le Conquérant - Maud de Flandre 1053
Henri Beauclerc de Normandie - Edith (Matilde) d'Écosse before 1101
Robert de Normandie - Sybille Conversano before 1102