Sunday, April 13, 2008

These Vikings, now called Normans,

Scandinavian Sicilian

Caggegi - Kaggegi

Icelandic: barrel, keg, big, flashy car
Swedish: keg

These Vikings, now called Normans, adopted the French language and ways and organized a strong state in Normandy. In 1066 William, Duke of Normandy, led his followers across the English Channel to conquer England. In the same century the exploits of such Norman adventurers as Robert Guiscard created the Norman kingdom of Sicily, at the expense of the Muslims in Sicily and the Byzantine emperor in southern Italy. Normans from Sicily also took part in the Crusades against the Muslims in the Holy Land.

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