> >nope.. the norse were the "northmen". the normans came from normandy,
> >france. explains why they spoke french. ^^^^^^
> Going back a bit further in history the vikings conquered the land named
> after them - they were called northmen (they came from the north) or
> -normans, their land was named after them - Normandy, they usurped power
> from some of the Franc Kings and claimed their own territory. -Sure a
> thousand years later they all spoke french. But France was many kingdoms
> before it became a nation - just as was England.
my mistake... sorry.