How did the Vikings Become French? | The Origin and History of the Normans.

Make Normandy and Paris Danish Again!

The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 is undoubtedly the most famous date in British History, and the fact they conquered England in this year is one of the few things most know about the Normans. In 911 AD Charles the Simple, King of West Francia, granted the County of Rouen to a Viking warleader called Rollo (Hrólfr in Old Norse), starting a process that would lead to the formation of the Duchy of Normandy. While Rollo’s followers were originally Old Norse-speaking, sea-faring, pagan, Viking Age Scandinavians bent on plunder, within several generations they were unrecognisable, having become French-speaking, Christian feudal overlords.

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