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Post 1

Bluebottle

A87896498 Domfront, Normandy, France
I'll be subbing the above and will start next week - subscribe and I'll be back.

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Post 2

bobstafford

That's good news just let me know when, hope the photos arrived, There will be too many but the point is a good choice.
smiley - biggrin


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Post 3

Bluebottle

We've had the photos, we'll just decide which one(s) to pick.smiley - ok

When Guillaume II Talvas was besieged in Domfront Castle by William, what was the outcome? How long did the siege last, and was the siege successful?

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Post 4

bobstafford

From 1048 to 1052 Guillaume-II-Talvas lost the castle and died shortly after.


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Post 5

Bluebottle

Can I also ask for some more details about Henry I and 'He is remembered as the first Norman king to speak fluent English'? I thought it was Henry II who was the first king credited with speaking (Middle) English?

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Post 6

bobstafford

Apparently opinion is divided

Henry I was an fluent reader in English and Latin its unlikely he did not speak it fluently.

Henry II was an English speaker.

There are also those who support the view that Henry IV was the first

I am quite happy to go with Henry II as H2G2 should go with the majority

smiley - oksmiley - cheers


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Post 7

Bluebottle

Can I ask what you mean by 'Philip VI of France gave Domfront and surrounding country to the Count of Alençon who, in 1367, reunited the towns of Domfront and Alençon'?
I assume the towns weren't packed up and then reassembled next to each other, so was there a border change, or were they reunited administratively?

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Post 8

bobstafford

correct the towns were reunited in the original dukedom


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Post 9

bobstafford

Hi <BB<will this short paragraph fully answer your question?

During 1342, Philip VI of France gave Domfront and surrounding country to Charles II the Count of Alençon, Joigny 1345 to 1346 and Perche 1345 to 1346In 1367, he formally reunited the towns of Domfront and Alençon. In 1356, troops of Charles II, king of Navarre, also called Charles the Bad, commanded by Sir Robert Knolles, took the Domfront and held it until 1366.

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Post 10

Bluebottle

Still have a few questions about this section:
1342 - Philip VI of France gives Domfront to Charles II the Count of Alençon.
1367 – 'he formally reunited the towns of Domfront and Alençon in same Dukedom'
1356 - troops of Charles II, king of Navarre, took the Domfront and held it until 1366.

So who is the 'he' who formerly reunited Domfront and Alencon in 1367? Charles II Count of Alencon died in 1346, so do you mean the next Count of Alencon? Or the king?

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