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  Family Ancestry History Normans
The Normans are descendants of the indigenous population that lived in the area of Scandinavia.
The Normans, in contrast, were unable to trace back their ancestors to the 11th century in most cases.
The connection between the Normans and native population were cemented through the marriage of Emma to Ethelred II.
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  Normans - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Norman warriors had long before helped the Christians of Spain in their warfare with the Saracens of the Peninsula, and in Sicily it was from the same enemy that they won the great Mediterranean island.
The Normans in Sicily, so far as they did not die out, were merged, not in a Sicilian nation, for that did not exist, but in the common mass of settlers of Latin speech and rite, as distinguished from the older inhabitants, Greek and Saracen.
The Norman conquest of England was at the moment a curse; the Norman conquest of Sicily was at the moment a blessing.
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  Normans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Normans (adapted from the name "Northmen" or "Norsemen") were a mixture of the indigenous population of Neustria and Danish or Norwegian Vikings who began to occupy the northern area of France now known as Normandy in the latter half of the 9th century.
Normans should not be confused with other Viking groups, such as the Vikings known as Danes in England and the Vikings known as Rus in Russia.
Normans began to identify themselves as Anglo-Norman; indeed, the Anglo-Norman language was considerably distinct from the "Parisian French", which was the subject of some humour by Geoffrey Chaucer.
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 The Normans
The most significant event in early Norman history was the placing of Hugh Capet on the throne of France—the Capetians only gained the throne through the help of the Normans and in gratitude, they allowed the Normans to operate independently.
To counter this nobility, the Norman lords made clergy, who were largely drawn from the nobility, as their vassals since the monastic and church lands were on lands owned by the duke.
The establishment of Norman duchies and the feudal system in Italy was the primary reason for the recovery of Italy in the later middle ages.
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This yearning for pilgrimages was one of the factors responsible for the Norman conquest of southern Italy.
Surprisingly, though, the part played by the Normans in the early Crusades was relatively slight, consisting chiefly of the erection of the short-lived principality of Antioch by Norman nobles in the 12th century.
The role of the Normans in Europe in the 11th and 12th centuries may be summarized in saying that by their fierce energy and enterprise, they extended the practice of centralized authoritarian rule, feudalism, cavalry warfare, and religious reform.
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 Mr. Dowling's Normans Page
The Normans imported French-speaking craftsmen, cooks, and scholars.
The modern English language reflects the high status of the French Normans and the low status of the English field hands.
The Norman conquest was the beginning of centuries of hostilities between England and France.
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 Regia Anglorum - Who Were the Normans?
This spilled over into confusing the Normans with the then present French, despite the fact that there was little the French of the 1600's had to do with anything William had done, other than having committed the sin of having lived in the same country.
Whereas the Saxons were basically tied in to defending walled towns, the Normans preferred to either combat the aggressor, or if the threat was too great, they holed themselves up with plenty of stores into their castles.
And with the arrival of the Normans, it is unequivocal that the Kingdom was in safe hands, and the reality is that they were only a few generations on from the Vikings themselves.
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 Normans Bay Sussex - (Last Invasion in 1066) - an English Village (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Normans Bay is a very small hard to find village on the shingle banks in the centre of the Pevensey Levels.
Normans Bay was part of the Napoleonic defenses of England in the early 1800's.
Normans Bay is a small holiday village with very few local inhabitants except in summer, but its neighbour Pevensey Bay does have many of the facilities usually associated with larger Seaside Resorts.
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 Norman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norman, Arkansas, a town in Montgomery County, Arkansas
Norman, Nebraska, a village in Kearney County, Nebraska
Lake Norman, a major man-made lake that is mainly in Iredell County and Mecklenburg County in North Carolina
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 The Normans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Normans readily adapted to the feudalism of N France and are believed either to have introduced feudalism to England or to have strengthened a pre-existing feudal system there.
He completed the Norman conquest of S Italy; another brother, Roger I, conquered Sicily, and in 1130 Roger's son, Roger II, set up the kingdom of Sicily, which included the island and the Norman possessions in S Italy.
The medieval Normans were notable for the great authority given their dukes; for their enthusiasm for conquest; and for their economic and social penetration of conquered areas.
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 New Normandy - Normans in the Well   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Such then that the Normans under Duke William I, great grandson of Richard I, first acknowledged Duke of Normandy and father of Emma who was the wife of the English monarch Ethelred II, sailed into the history books, by claiming the right to the throne of England upon the death of Edward (the Confessor).
The next year the Norman juggernaut began its struggle to make things happen; Dan was returned to a seat on the Witan and two thralls entered Normandy, Brandon O’Neil and his wife Meghan.
The Normans established email lists for the Rice and began to facilitate a renewed sense of purpose after the departure of the Frisians- who left to form their Rike and set their Atheling on a shield.
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 The Normans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Normans founded the duchy of Normandy and sent out expeditions of conquest and colonization to southern Italy and Sicily and to England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
The Normans (from Nortmanni: "Northmen") were originally pagan barbarian pirates from Denmark, Norway, and Iceland who began to make destructive plundering raids on European coastal settlements in the 8th century.
The art of building castles was not a Norman invention, but the Normans became masters in the use of the simple yet enormously effective motte-and-bailey castle—a mound (motte) topped by a timber palisade and tower, surrounded by a ditched and palisaded enclosure (bailey).
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 The Normans in Thomond
The Normans came to Ireland at the invitation of Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster, in 1169 and within a few years had conquered much of the east and south-east of the country.
The Norman advance into Thomond was delayed for a long time, however, by a strong O'Brien opposition and they did not begin to have a major impact upon Clare until the middle of the thirteenth century.
Thus the Norman attempt to control the church in the diocese of Killaloe was frustrated and was not repeated.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Normans > William I
The first uphill assaults by the Normans failed and a rumour spread that William had been killed; William rode among the ranks raising his helmet to show he was still alive.
The battle was close-fought: a chronicler described the Norman counter-attacks and the Saxon defence as 'one side attacking with all mobility, the other withstanding as though rooted to the soil'.
During a Norman assault, Harold was killed - hit by an arrow and then mowed down by the sword of a mounted knight.
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 The Normans
The Norman nobility displaced the Anglo-Saxon nobility of England.
The Normans readily adapted to the feudalism of N France and are believed either to have introduced feudalism to England or to have strengthened a pre-existing feudal system there.
The medieval Normans were notable for the great authority given their dukes; for their enthusiasm for conquest; and for their economic and social penetration of conquered areas.
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 DragonBear History: All That: Normans in Italy
Richard of Aversa was Prince of Capua, ruler of the west coast; Robert Guiscard was Duke of Apulia, overlord of the east coast and the foot; and Robert's younger brother Count Roger was slowly conquering Sicily from the Saracen Kalbids.
The Norman conquest of southern Italy was a major turning point in the history of the region.
Before the Normans arrived, the region was at least as fragmented as the north; after the conquest, and even when its power and importance later declined, it remained politically centralized - independent communes became the most common form of government in northern Italy, but never in the south.
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 Newman Reader - Northmen & Normans in England & Ireland - 2
The Norman knight recognized no earthly standard, no earthly recompense; his end might be fanciful and eccentric, but it was ideal; it might be honour, glory, the noble, the sublime, but at least it was unselfish; and so far it resembled Christianity.
So different, however, at first sight, is this Norman of the eleventh century from the savage pirate who ravaged England and Ireland in the ninth and tenth, that it is of importance in the history of civilization to be able to trace some points of connection between their respective national characteristics.
The Normans learned to live in peace with their neighbours; when they warred, it was according to rule; they reverenced law; they could govern and be governed: they could adopt a course of policy; and they had refined manners.
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 The Normans
The main reason for this was their belief in primogeniture - when a Norman died all his property was given to his eldest son.
As Christians, Normans feared that when they died they would be punished for stealing land and for other crimes they had committed.
Wherever a Norman was found killed, if the killer didn't show himself or even betray himself by flight, then the whole of the district was fined.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /MEDnormandy.htm   (627 words)

 Nordic Culture > The Normans: Scandinavians in Normandy - Scandinavica.com
The Norman language belongs to the family of oïl languages together with French, Gallo, Walloon, Picard, Swiss-French, and many other minority languages which are spoken in northern France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Norman is still spoken in some parts of Normandie and in the Channel Islands.
The Bayeux Tapestry is a unique 231 feet-long embroidered strip of linen depicting the Norman invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/history/normandy.htm   (1270 words)

 Normans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Norman language forged by the adoption the indigenous oïl language by a Norse-speaking ruling class developed the regional language which survives today.
The most famous Norman leader was William Conqueror (Duke William II of Normandy after king William I of England) who successfully led an invasion of British isles in 1066.
Normans began to identify themselves Anglo-Norman; indeed Anglo-Norman French was considerably distinct from the of Paris" which was the subject of humour by Geoffrey Chaucer.
www.freeglossary.com /Norman   (1343 words)

 Stormin' Normans
On the Norman left, the LH went wide and were ambushed by the peasants and attacked by some Italian archers, some fled but others attacked and ran down the peasants.
The Norman hack and shoot show now steadily gained the ascendency on the flanks, a large hole had appeared in the Arab centre, and the Italians were now ready to charge onto the arrow-swept Arab left flank.
The Normans were on the defensive - a very rare experience, and lined up across the table one rank deep with Odo on the left-centre, William on the right-centre, the Bretons on the right and the Italians in reserve behind Odo.
www.btinternet.com /~a.patrick/Normans.htm   (3598 words)

 Normans articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Normans NORMANS [Normans] designation for the Northmen, or Norsemen, who conquered Normandy in the 10th cent.
Norman architecture NORMAN ARCHITECTURE [Norman architecture] term applied to the buildings erected by the Normans in all lands that fell under their dominion.
Norman Conquest NORMAN CONQUEST [Norman Conquest] period in English history following the defeat (1066) of King Harold of England by William, duke of Normandy, who became William I of England.
www.encyclopedia.com /articlesnew/33873.html   (365 words)

 Norman Conquest of Sicily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By the early 800s the Normans had begun permanent settlements in the region near the mouth of the Seine, which soon became known as Normandy.
Norman adventurers became active mercenaries throughout the Mediterranean as the rulers of southern Europe cast about for allies in their battles against the rising tide of Islam.
Norman mercenaries were present in the conflicts in Spain.
www.boglewood.com /sicily/normans.html   (241 words)

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