The Dukes of Normandy, From the Time of Rollo to the Expulsion of King John by Philip Augustus of France (Classic Reprint)


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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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