And the Vikings Became Known as “Old English”

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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With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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