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Rollo

(c. 860—931)

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Bayeux

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A Gallic town, once the Roman Civitas Baiocassium, on the Aure river, near the English Channel. Its Roman street plan lasted into the 17th century. Conceded to the Normans in ...

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Normandy

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The name “Normandy” has been given since the 10th c. to the region conceded by King Charles the Simple in 911, by the treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, to the Vikings settled ...

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Rouen

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

A port on the River Seine in NW France, chief town of Haute-Normandie. Rouen was in English possession from the time of the Norman Conquest until captured by the French in 1204, and again...

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Viking

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Scandinavian words used to describe the seafaring raiders from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark who ravaged the coasts of Europe from about 800 ad onwards. The etymology of the...

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