Bend or Stand?Today's blog post takes you back to Normandy with an amusing, however real story of wit and also diplomacy a la Viking style.Thanks to Background Network's Vikings, the majority of people recognize Ragnar Lothbrok and also his Viking raiders looted Paris to the bone. He as well as his huge military encamped on the Seine River, carrying out raids from 845-846. Yes, that's right. He provided abbeys, towns, as well as the castle of Paris a year's well worth of raid, rinse, as well as repeat.The Franks were essentially defenseless to quit

the chaos he unleashed on Paris as well as all the areas little and also huge. The remainder of Vikingdom desired know the activity

. As a matter of fact, they maintained their raids for years(with some losses and also breaks expanded in between ). No person equated to Ragnar's ** popularity up until Rollo the Pedestrian. * Like his precursor, Rollo and also his Viking warriors encamped on

the Seine, preparing to take silver and also gold then leave. However, Charles the Simple, King of the Franks(as France was then recognized)was struck with a suggestion: Why not ask the raiders to be his next-door neighbors? Charles would certainly acquire a "protective barrier" in between him as well as sea intruders, as well as what a stunning barrier the king used. Charles had one more hidden agenda: Vikings would certainly get extra effective uses their time — — like establishing and also safeguarding land as opposed to raiding Frankish lands.Rollo took the deal.

Perhaps land deserves greater than silver as well as gold?To secure the bargain, Charles supplied his little girl in marital relationship to Rollo, asked for Rollo's conversion to Christianity, and also incidentally, alter your name to Robert. Rollo concurred. Throughout a commemorative occasion, the diocesans made a decision Rollo ought to kiss the foot of Charles. Meant as an indicator of entry, some propose the Franks desired repayment — they desired the Vikings humiliated.No kiss to the foot, no land. Rollo, ever before — versatile in national politics, provided

among his guys to kiss the kingly foot. The warrior came close to Charles yet stopped working to flex. Rather, the foot climbed to satisfy

the Viking. The Norseman got hold of the foot, brought it to his mouth, as well as knocked Charles off his "rocker."The hall emerged with giggling. The Franks stopped tinkering the Vikings, as well as Rollo took management of his substantial domain name advertisement 911. Under Rollo's policy, the area succeeded. Vikings ultimately intermarried. They handled the language of the area(combined with their very own)

. And also, Rollo made Rouen his city

facility. His existence made the oft-attacked location serene. From raiders to landowners as well as business people, Vikings worked out in, adjusting to their brand-new residence. The Norse leader ran a thriving community stand as well as

industry. Normandy also flaunted a coin mint as Europe approached a system of money. Possibly you can place the fox accountable of the poultry coop?Thanks for visiting!-Gina *


Gaange Hrolfr is the Nordic punctuation( likewise Gongu-Hrolfr)

. Rollo is his Latinized name. The"Pedestrian"component came since he

was so large, apparently no equine might hold him. Therefore, he needed to stroll almost everywhere. ** Sorry Background Network Vikings followers!(I count myself because number ). Rollo and also Ragnar were not siblings.