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History Summarized: England

History Summarized: England

Names are hard, especially when it comes to the British Isles. The island of “Britain” is home to England, Scotland, and Wales, while the island of “Ireland” is composed of the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Northern Ireland. This is not only a nightmare to keep track of, but as we’ve seen, this …

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

A Brief History of the Normans | Animated History

So, who were the Normans? You might think they were French, but they were in fact descended from Norse raiders from Scandinavia. They settled in northern France in the ninth and early 10th century, calling their new homeland Normandy 150 years later, their leader, Duke William II, claimed he also had the right to the …