One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Alfred's dynasty, which had survived Danes, Norsemen, and Danes again, had succumbed at last to foreign invasion.’
- ‘The people who originated from Scandinavia, which in today's world are the countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden were called Norsemen.’
- ‘Large-scale migrations of Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, and Norsemen, and substantial movements between Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, make estimates very hazardous.’
- ‘The Norsemen, for example, had by AD 1100 established the first Atlantic maritime empire that linked Scandinavia to Iceland, Greenland, and North America.’
- ‘Iona had meanwhile, in consequence of the occupation of the Western Isles by the Norsemen, been practically cut off from Scotland, and had become ecclesiastically dependent on Ireland.’
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