HFM 052 | The Norman Invasion of 1066: Why England Took 400 Years to Assimilate its Own Kings

January 13, 2014

Podcast

When the Normans invaded England in 1066, they did not assimilate into the culture quickly. In fact, becoming fluent in the language took the kings and aristocracy nearly 400 years! What kept them so stuck in their old customs, and what caused them to finally learn English?

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About Michael Rank

Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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