King Rollo the Danish Viking grandfather of William the Conquerer who invaded and seized the crown of England in 1066. William claimed that he had been promised the English thrown on the death of it's then ruler William's cousin Edward the Confessor, his invasion was claimed to be aimed at claiming what was rightfully his...

King Rollo the Danish Viking grandfather of William the Conquerer who invaded and seized the crown of England in 1066. William claimed that he had been promised the English thrown on the death of it's then ruler William's cousin Edward the Confessor, his invasion was claimed to be aimed at claiming what was rightfully his...

According to Dudo, Rollo seized Rouen in 876 and led the Viking fleet which besieged Paris and attacked Bayeux and Évreux between 885 and 887.

According to Dudo, Rollo seized Rouen in 876 and led the Viking fleet which besieged Paris and attacked Bayeux and Évreux between 885 and 887.

The fiefdom of Normandy was created in 911 for the Viking leader Rollo (also known as Rolf).  After participating in many Viking incursions along the Seine, culminating in the siege of Paris in 886, Rollo was finally defeated by King Charles the Simple. Rollo swore fealty to the French King, converted to Christianity and was baptized with the name Robert. Charles then granted Rollo territories around Rouen, which came to be called Normandy after the Northmen (Latinised Normanni).

The fiefdom of Normandy was created in 911 for the Viking leader Rollo (also known as Rolf). After participating in many Viking incursions along the Seine, culminating in the siege of Paris in 886, Rollo was finally defeated by King Charles the Simple. Rollo swore fealty to the French King, converted to Christianity and was baptized with the name Robert. Charles then granted Rollo territories around Rouen, which came to be called Normandy after the Northmen (Latinised Normanni).

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