In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1normandothe Norman Conquest — románico anglonormando — de Inglaterra
- The main consequence for London of the Norman invasion was the construction by William I of the White Tower in what is now the Tower of London.
- Son of Gilbert Becket, of a Norman family of knights, educated in London and Paris; he subsequently studied canon law at Bologna and Auxerre.
- The little town of Montgomery derives its name and location from a Norman knight called Roger de Montgomerie, who built a castle nearby in the 1070s.
- His son left him to follow the Norman arts of chivalry, and to fight for a Norman king.
- Strongbow died in 1175, by which year Leinster and part of Munster were in Norman hands but Ulster and Connacht remained Gaelic.
- Furnival was, however, not the castle's founder - for it was originally built around 1100 as an earthwork motte-and-bailey fortress by a Norman knight called William de Lovetot.
- In return for this, William generously made the great English earl a Norman knight.
- The Wessex dynasty was represented by Æthelred's younger sons Edward and Alfred, now at the Norman court, and by Edmund Ironside's son, who was exiled in Hungary.
- Tocqueville was a patriot; he felt strongly, if somewhat obscurely, that his line of descent from the eleventh-century Norman conquerors made public service a familial duty.
- Then, on the Norman left, the Bretons under Count Alan began to give way.
- After William's ‘harrying of the North’ in response to the resistance in 1069-70, Norman settlement had proceeded in Yorkshire.
- Instead, he gave Dermot permission to recruit mercenaries from among his Norman knights.
- The case involved a Norman knight, his beautiful young wife and the squire who allegedly raped her in 1386.
- The lands were held before the Norman invasion by Edwin, earl of Mercia, who seems to have retained them until 1068 when he rose in revolt.
- This was part of a technical and tactical superiority over the native peoples of Britain enjoyed by the new Norman kings of England that had profound effects on politics everywhere.
- So it was that his invasion of England, where the church was schismatic, was officially a crusade and a papal banner flew over the Norman knights at Hastings.
- In the South, Norman mercenaries gradually established their power in the course of the eleventh century.
- Although in the first years of his reign Henry was preoccupied with Norman affairs, he was not as free to concentrate on them as he would have liked.
- Classicism was, after all, based on a historic culture, and late eighteenth-century radicals were to find sustenance in the myths of Saxon freedom and the Norman yoke.
- But there are clearly different camps, most strikingly with reference to the Norman impact: there remain pro-English and pro-Norman parties.
1normando masculinenormanda feminine
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