When Norse Viking settlers raided the French coast, a unique ethnic group arose, changing the face of medieval Europe. The history of the Normans is a chronicle of the roots of modern society, religion, and politics. A people often shrouded in myths, tales, and ultimately fiction, this landmark three-part series presents the epic story of the Normans as it has never been told before.
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01: The Invaders
1066: The most familiar date in medieval English history. The Battle of Hastings was one of blood and brutality. The Normans, who raided all through Europe, invaded England and brought with them many changes.
02: The Kingdom in the Sun
Pious adventurers, the Normans were descendant of the Pagan people of the distant north. Their great conquest at Hastings is familiar enough, but few know of their other great conquests far to the south.
03: Loss of Identity
Myth had always been a potent force in a nation's history. History is bent and shaped to comply with the needs of the nation, but truth and history rarely rhyme. Nations, after all, are made by men, but they are also destroyed by them.