The Normans were an adventurous people who were known for their resourcefulness and cunning. Indeed, these are characteristics that were critically important at the time, and this allowed them to capture England and establish territories throughout Europe. They were also adept when it came to flattery, and the Normans were known for their oratory abilities. They were a group of warriors, and they were skilled with both horses and weapons of war. Perhaps most importantly, the Normans were united, and they suffered through both cold and hunger together.
One of the most impressive characteristics of the Normans was their adaptability. They worked and battled in a wide variety of different environments, and they had no trouble getting along with the local populations. They would marry women of these populations, and they would work together with the men to carry out various tasks. While these qualities allowed the Normans to get along with the peoples who surrounded them, few traces of the group remains today. When it came to religion, the Normans were followers of Christianity. The language that they adopted was Gallo-Romance. Their religious and linguistic attributes separated them from their Scandinavian ancestors.
The Normans were warriors, and served in this capacity throughout the time that they resided in Europe. While many Norman knights fought in the Crusades, the status of knights by this time did not have the rank that they once had. In most cases, being a knight simply meant that you could afford your own battle horse. The language spoken by the Normans is commonly referred to as the Norman language. It is a Romance language that was commonly used in England. The language is spoken today in northern France, but it has not been given an official status. Instead, it is categorized as being a regional language. This language is separate from the other languages that are spoken on the Channel Islands, but it is not completely unconnected.
In the Channel Islands the Norman language is called Jèrriais, and is also categorized as being a regional language. The Normans are an enterprising people who have played an important role in Europe during the Middle Ages. The results of their achievements can still be seen today in the region, especially in England. While they were separate from the French people when they first arrived in the region, they became fully assimilated in the culture after two generations.
Original Authors: Stephen Palmer
Edit Update Authors: RPN
Updated On: 11/04/2007