normandyNormandy is a area in northwestern France. It lies alongside the English Channel. It was named after the Norsemen (Normans) who conquered the world within the 800’s. The individuals of Normandy are properly referred to as sailors and farmers. The farmers focus on dairy cattle and fruits, particularly apples for cider and brandy. Tourism and the mining of iron ore are necessary industries in Normandy.

The Normans crossed the English Channel in 1066 and defeated the Anglo-Saxons on the Battle of Hastings. The Norman king, William the Conqueror, then turned the king of England as properly. For hundreds of years afterward, England and France struggled for management of Normandy. The French took it for good in 1449. Joan of Arc turned well-known because the chief of French troops within the struggle for Normandy in the course of the Hundred Years’ Conflict (1337-1453).

Normandy was the scene of fierce preventing throughout World Struggle II (1939-1945). The preventing started with the well-known Allied D-Day landings there on June 6, 1944.

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