On the death of this enlightened sovereign, the un happy divisions among his sons spread anarchy and discord in all directions; his defensive policy was abandoned, and the northern pirates, who had invaded Belgic Gaul so early as the year 286 of our era, but who had been held in check by the armed ?eets sta tioned by Charlemagne at the mouths of rivers, again renewed their predatory incursions. Plunder alone' was the object of the early adventurers, with which they returned to their native country. After the lapse of several centuries, Rollo, the most distinguished of the Scandinavian chiefs, subdued one of the finest provinces of Gaul, and acquired a permanent home and sovereignty, by founding the duchy of Normandy. The object of this introduction is brie?y and rapidly to trace the character and conduct of his predecessors, before he obtained full and independent possession of N custrin.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Jonathan Duncan
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780365450306
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Page Count - 409
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