In Ireland the Irish and the Normans (from England) had the Catholic faith in common but when the Church of England was formed, many Normans joined. Norman is just another way of saying, “men from the north,” meaning the Viking invaders. These Viking invaders have their own detailed history of the various tribes and regions their ancestors hailed from but “Old English” became the new name for the descendants of Norman-English invaders into Ireland.
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