Rollo (Gange-Rolv Ragnvaldsson) West Norwegian Viking chieftain. Parents: Ragnvald Mørejarl og Hild Rolvsdatter. September 25, 1911 in the town park in Ålesund during a major event unveiled a statue of Rollo/Gange-Rolv. The statue was a gift to the city of Ålesund from Rouen in Normandy. It is a bronze replica of the original statue in marble dating back to 1863, which stands outside the cathedral in Rouen.
The coronation of William the Conqueror
Old and New London is a treasure chest for anyone interested in the city, and hunting down old volumes can be a lot of fun. Here Walter Thornbury parts the mist of history to paint a vivid picture …
Poppa of Bayeux was the mistress or wife (perhaps by more danico) of Norman conqueror Rollo. She was the mother of William I, Duke of Normandy, and Gerloc. Chronicler Dudo of Saint-Quentin relates that she was the daughter of a count named Berenger, captured at Bayeux by Rollo in 885 or 889.
Robert I "Rollo" of Normany aka: "Rolf The Ganger." Legendary Viking Leader and my 30th (x2), 31st, (x3) 32nd (x4), 33rd, (x3) 34th (x3) 35th (x2) & 36th GGF. The History Channel's mini-series "Vikings" featured him as a main character. (He was the cute brother with the long brown hair & beard)
Rapin's Kings of England - "KING WILLIAM II, SURNAMED RUFUS" - Copper Engraving - 1732
Fine, copper engraving of the ancient kings of England from "MR. TINDAL'S CONTINUATION OF MR. RAPIN'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND". Published by George Vertue in London in 1732. Detailed 284 year old engraving
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Dukes of Normandy
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