Happy B’Day, Normandie!

This is fairly silly, but my Norman genes cannot resist mentioning that Normandy is turning 1100 years old this year, following its official creation by the Treaty of Saint-Clair sur Epte between the French king Charles le Chauve and the Viking chief Rollon, …. (One of the terms of the Treaty was that Rollon converted to the Christian religion and he was baptised under the name of Robert! Although this Frankish name was already quite common in France from the 600’s, I for one am rather glad he did not stick to his Old Norse name of Hrólfr!!!) Of course, my Breton genes cannot any more avoid mentioning that Britanny was created as a kingdom close to a century earlier, under the king Nominoé…

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