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Norman Jewison
Norman Mailer
Norman Mattoon Thomas
Norman Rockwell
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Norman, Jessye
Norman-French
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Britannica Concise

Vikings, or Norsemen, who settled in N France (or the Frankish kingdom) and their descendants. As pagan pirates from Denmark, Norway, and Iceland, they raided the European coast in the 8th cent. They settled in the lower Seine valley by c.900 and then extended their territory westward. They founded the duchy of Normandy, governed by a line of rulers who called themselves counts or dukes of Normandy. Though the Normans converted to Christianity and adopted the French language, they continued to display the recklessness and appetite for conquest of their Viking ancestors. In the 11th cent. they seized England in the Norman Conquest and colonized S Italy and Sicily.



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