Caen October 1st 2010 1 October 2010
In wet weather we drove to Caen to start our investigation of the life of William the Conqueror. Before he took over England, Caen was William’s capital in Normandy. When he married his distant cousin, Mathilda this displeased the Pope and in order to get him to sanction the marriage and readmit them to the church they both had to vow build an abbey in Caen. These are now known ... read more
Europe » France Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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