Charter of Charles the Simple in favour of the Abbey of St-Germain-des-Prés Origin: Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, ParisDate: 918 This extraordinary document is preserved in the French National Archives and is the only remaining record of Rollo agreeing to a settlement. The name "Rollon" can be found in the middle to...
We discuss how Vikings founded the Duchy of Normandy which came to rule England and developed a cavalry force known across Europe. The Normans and their Knights will be an invasion force that appears in the late game of Total War Sage: Thrones of Britannia. Literary Sources -Viking Hersir 793–1066...
Britain's system of social welfare, law and order and a yearning for knowledge had made us the envy of Europe - and a country under threat from violent and oppurtunistic raiders. But what was it really like to live just before the end of the first millennium? 1000 AD recreates...
In the City of Peterborough on the Otonabee River in Central Ontario, Canada lies about 180-by-100 feet of crystalline limestone etched with hundreds of petroglyphs. It is believed by some that they were left behind by Scandinavian traders a few thousand years ago. It is however widely accepted that the...
The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066 concerning William, Duke of Normandy. It is set to be displayed in Britain after France agreed it could leave the country...
Just as many French proverbs derive from Latin, and very many British proverbs derive from French ones, there were other inroads as well. Let's not forget the long-range ministry of Normans, descendants of Scandinavian Vikings for most part. They took over the better half of Italy a long time ago,...
Generally, the Dark Ages referred to the period of time ushered in by the fall of the Western Roman Empire. This took place when the last Western emperor, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed by Odoacer, a barbarian. AD 476 was the time of this event. Initially, this era took on the...
A massive amount of treasure was discovered recently on an island in the Baltic Sea. It is linked to a famous Viking King.The treasure is dated back to 1,000 years ago. Hundreds of silver items such as rings, pearls, coins, and bracelets. Rügen is a German island in the Baltic...
For nearly 500 years the Norse people dominated the oceans, known by their remarkable ships and known for their death, destruction and burning down of anything in their way. They used sophisticated navigation methods and navigated safely over remarkably long distances. Relive the time when the Viking dragon – an...
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