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Norman Conquest of England – Medieval Europe

By |2018-09-16T13:51:54+00:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|

Outer walls of Caen castle, Normandy, France The Vikings settle in northern France Around 1000 AD, some of the Vikings who had been raiding France got permission from the French king to settle down and live in France instead. Who were the Vikings? Who was ruling France? These Vikings were supposed to help protect France against other Vikings (as [...]

Capetians – French History – Middle Ages

By |2018-04-15T16:50:53+00:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

Monogram of Hugh Capet (980s AD) When the Carolingians died out in 987 AD, the lords of France met to choose a new king. They chose a man named Hugh Capet (hyoo ka-PAY). Hugh Capet was picked for being weak, so the lords could do whatever they wanted and the king wouldn't be able to do anything [...]

King Arthur’s Britain – Medieval history

By |2017-08-02T12:48:02+00:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon helmet (500s-600s AD, now in the British Museum) When Constantine III revolted in England in 406 AD and took all its Roman troops with him to France, that was really the end of Roman control in Britain. The British seem to have written to the Romans asking them to come help out in the 420s. They [...]