One From Northern France Crossword

One from northern France crossword clue. A daily two speed crossword puzzle question in Daily Telegraph on Thursday, 13 July 2017. 6 letters. Also appear in Herald Sun and The Courier-Mail newspaper.

Answer: NORMAN

The Normans were the people who, in the 10th and 11th centuries, gave their name to Normandy, a region in France. They were descended from Norse (“Norman” comes from “Norseman”) Vikings (Old English wicingas—”pirates”) from Denmark, Iceland and Norway who, under their leader Rollo, agreed to swear fealty to King Charles III of West Francia.

Through generations of assimilation and mixing with the native Frankish and Gallo-Roman populations, their descendants gradually adopted the Carolingian-based cultures of West Francia. The distinct cultural and ethnic identity of the Normans emerged initially in the first half of the 10th century, and it continued to evolve over the succeeding centuries.

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