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, but uncertain, that he was teaching at Chartres before that. Warned by a friend of the danger implied in his Platonic realism as he applied it to theology, he took up the study of Islamic philosophy (Islamic philosophy) and physical science (Islamic science). When and where he died is a matter of uncertainty. Origins of the name Foire Brayonne The name "Foire Brayonne" stems from the word "Foire" which is French for fair. "Brayonne" is the feminine form


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on the northern flank of the Western Front. The Twelfth United States Army Group, was to their immediate south, further south still was the Sixth United States Army Group, (that was also known as the ''Southern Group of Armies'' as the French First Army (French First Army#1944-1945) was a constituent part) Didron was born at Hautvillers, in the ''département (département in France)'' of Marne, and began his education as a student of law. After completing his early

studies at the preparatory seminaries of Meaux and Reims, he went to Paris in 1826, became there a professor of history, and devoted his leisure hours to following courses of law, medicine, etc. In 1830 he began, on the advice of Victor Hugo, a study of the Christian archaeology of the Middle Ages. After visiting and examining the principal churches (Church (building)), first of Normandy, then of central and southern France, he was on his return in 1835 appointed by Guizot secretary to the Historical Committee of Arts and Monuments; and in the following years he delivered several courses of lectures on Christian iconography at the Bibliothèque Royale. country France regiontown Normandy, Livarot region '''Livarot''' is a French cheese (List of French cheeses) of the Normandy region, originating in the commune of Livarot, and protected by an ''Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée'' (AOC) since 1975. Geoffrey died while still in exile at Grandmont in Normandy on 12 December 1212. He was buried at a Grandmontine monastery near Rouen, where he had been living for a few years. Hallam "Henry II, Richard I and the order of Grandmont" ''Journal of Medieval History'' p. 171 His tomb was still extant in 1767, when the inscription on it was recorded by an antiquary. He may have become a monk before his death. '''William Longchamp''' (died 1197), sometimes known as '''William de Longchamp''' or '''William de Longchamps''', was a medieval Lord Chancellor, Chief Justiciar (Justiciar), and Bishop of Ely in England. Born to a humble family in Normandy, he owed his advancement to royal favour. Although contemporary writers accused Longchamp's father of being the son of a peasant, he held land as a knight. Longchamp first served an illegitimate son of King Henry II (Henry II of England), but quickly transferred to the service of Richard I (Richard I of England), Henry's eldest surviving son. When Richard became King in 1189, Longchamp paid £3,000 for the office of Chancellor, and was soon named to the see (Diocese), or bishopric, of Ely and appointed legate (papal legate) by the pope. Background and early life Longchamp's ancestors originated in the village of Longchamps , Normandy, Balfour "Origins of the Longchamp Family" ''Medieval Prosopography'' p. 78 but he was born near the Norman village of Argenton (Argenton-Notre-Dame). Spear "The Norman Empire and the Secular Clergy" ''Journal of British Studies'' p. 6 His father, Hugh de Longchamp, also held land in England, as did many other Norman nobles after the conquest of England (Norman Conquest) in 1066. Hugh Nonant—one of Longchamp's opponents—declared that the elder Longchamp was the son of a peasant, which seems unlikely, as Hugh de Longchamp appears to have held a knight's tenancy (knight's fee) in Normandy. Turner "Longchamp, William de (d. 1197)" ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' The family was originally of humble background, but rose through service to King Henry II. Barlow ''Feudal Kingdom of England'' pp. 352–353 The elder Longchamp also held land in Herefordshire in England, including the manor of Wilton (Wilton, Herefordshire) near Ross in Wales. Balfour "Origins of the Longchamp Family" ''Medieval Prosopography'' p. 82 Hugh married a woman named Eve, a relative of the Lacy family (de Lacy). Historian David Balfour suggests that Eve was the daughter of Gilbert de Lacy, the son of Roger de Lacy, exiled by King William II (William II of England) in 1095 for rebellion. Balfour "Origins of the Longchamp Family" ''Medieval Prosopography'' p. 84 In World War II, he registered as a conscientious objector and joined the Friends' Ambulance Unit, a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) organisation. Between 1939 and 1946 he served with the Unit in France, the Netherlands and Germany including in Normandy in 1944 and Antwerp in 1944 and 1945. The 7th Flieger Division was now recovering in Normandy, France. To replace the 2nd Regiment, the 4th Parachute Regiment was raised. Later in the year, plans were made to use the division in the German summer offensive (Battle of Stalingrad) in Russia. However the operation was canceled, and the division was deployed in the Rzhev sector near Smolensk in October. date 12–21 August 1944 place Normandy, France result Decisive Allied victory The name "Percy" derives from the village of Percy-en-Auge in Normandy from which was derived the British surname, first taken by the Norman lords of Northumbria (Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland). From there it came into use as a given name. Life Corrette was born in Rouen, Normandy. His father, Gaspard Corrette, was an organist and composer. Corrette served as organist at the Jesuit College in Paris from about 1737 to 1780. It is also known that he traveled to England before 1773. In 1780 he was appointed organist to the Duke of Angoulême and some 15 years later died in Paris at the age of 87. Battle honour descriptions – Second World War '''Bourguebus Ridge''' — located to the south of Caen, the capital of lower Normandy and one of the original D-Day objectives, this ridge was the dominating feature crucial to the success of any further movements beyond the city. When Caen finally fell one month after D-Day, this ridge, and the adjacent Verrières Ridge, became the scene of much fighting. The Calgary Highlanders launched two attacks on the Bourguébus Ridge, a failed attempt on 25 July 1944 to secure the heights, and a successful action from 7–9 August. The cost of these actions was very high. '''Catz''' is a commune (Communes of France) in the Manche department (Departments of France) in Normandy in north-western France. Occitan literature started in the 11th and 12th centuries in several centres. It gradually spread out thence, first over the greater portion, though not the whole of southern France, and then into Catalonia, Galicia (Galicia (Spain)), Castile (Castile (historical region)), Portugal and into what is now the north of Italy. At the time of its highest development (12th century) the art of composing in the vulgar tongue did not exist, or was only beginning to exist, to the south of the Alps and the Pyrenees. In the north, in the country of French speech, vernacular poetry was in full bloom; but between the districts in which it had developed, Champagne (Champagne (province)), Île-de-France (Île-de-France (province)), Picardy and Normandy and the region in which Occitan literature had sprung up, there seems to have been an intermediate zone formed by Burgundy (Burgundy (region)), Bourbonnais, Berry (Berry (province)), Touraine and Anjou which, far on in the Middle Ages, appears to have remained almost barren of vernacular literature. See also There are communes that have the name Saint-Marcouf in Normandy, France. In 1944, he began his tour of duty with the Canadian 412 Squadron. On D-Day he flew three patrols off the coast of France. On July 17, 1944, he flew from the Allied air base at Beny-sur-Mer in Normandy and strafed (strafing) an unknown black car; he later learned that one of the passengers was German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was seriously injured in the attack. The Americans (United States) also claimed to have hit Rommel's car, but German reports specifically mentioned a Spitfire rather than an American P-47. As Rommel was soon afterwards implicated in the assassination plot (July 20 Plot) against Adolf Hitler, he was allowed to commit suicide and his death was announced as a result of injuries from the air attack. In 2004 Fox was officially credited with injuring Rommel, although he has expressed some regret about the attack, as Rommel was supposedly planning to secretly negotiate an earlier end to the war with the Allies. King-consort Philip III devoted himself to the improvement of the laws of the country, and joined King Alfonso XI of Castile in battle against the Moors of 1343. After the death of his mother (1349), Charles II of Navarre assumed the reins of government (1349–87). He played an important part in the Hundred Years' War and in the French civil unrest of the time, and on account of his deceit and cruelty he received the surname of the Wicked. He gained and lost possessions in Normandy and, later in his reign, the Navarrese Company acquired island possessions in Greece. † ''now defunct in area'' region Normandy and the Channel Islands speakers ? Geographical distribution Norman is spoken in mainland Normandy in France where it has no official status, but is classed as a regional language (languages of France). It is taught in a few colleges near Cherbourg (Cherbourg-Octeville). '''Gallo''' is a regional language of France (languages of France). Gallo is a Romance language, one of the Oïl languages (Langues d'oïl). It is the historic language of the region of Upper Brittany and some neighboring portions of Normandy, but today is spoken by only a small minority of the population, having been largely superseded by French (French language). France Family names derived from matronyms are found in France, especially in Normandy : Catherine, Marie, Jeanne, Adeline. In medieval Normandy (Duchy of Normandy), an another Example : Robert FitzWimarc. *The Great Dune of Pyla, Arcachon Bay, France *Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France *French Riviera, France Although the men fighting on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day richly deserve the attention given to their efforts, the job of the naval forces was also of vital importance. In 1944, Ramsay was appointed Naval Commander in Chief of the Allied Naval Expeditionary Force for the invasion. The extent of the county varied over time. The northern portion, bordering on Normandy, was sometimes alienated as the County of Chartres, but the Counts of Blois who possessed it did not use a separate title for it. These lands were finally sold to the crown by Joanne of Châtillon in 1291. In 1439, the area around Chateaudun was separated as the County of Dunois for Jean Dunois. right thumb Eugène "Lanti" Adam (File:Lanti.jpg) '''Eugène Lanti''' was a pseudonym of '''Eugène Adam''' (19 July 1879 in Normandy, France – 17 January 1947 in Mexico). Lanti was an Esperantist (Esperanto), socialist and writer. He was a founder of Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda, and a long time editor of the internationalist socialist magazine ''Sennaciulo''. Lanti was a critic of Stalinism and the theoretician of a new doctrine, anationalism, which aimed to eliminate the very concept of the nation as a guiding idea of social organisation. The first Mark 2 Colossus was put into service at Bletchley Park on 1 June 1944, and immediately produced vital information for the imminent D-Day landings planned for Monday 5 June (postponed 24 hours by bad weather). Flowers later described a crucial meeting between Dwight D. Eisenhower and his staff on 5 June, during which a courier entered and handed Eisenhower a note summarizing a Colossus decrypt. This confirmed that Hitler (Adolf Hitler) wanted no additional troops moved to Normandy, as he was still convinced that the preparations for the Normandy Landings were a diversionary feint. Handing back the decrypt, Eisenhower announced to his staff, "We go tomorrow." B. J. Copeland, ed., "Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers," Oxford University Press, 2006. party Republican (Republican Party (US)) resting_place Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Plot: Plot D, Row 28, Grave 45 Theodore Roosevelt, Jr, findagrave.com. allegiance United States of America (United States) '''Exercise Tiger''', or '''Operation Tiger''', were the code names for a full-scale rehearsal in 1944 for the D-Day (Operation Overlord) invasion of Normandy. During the exercise, an Allied convoy was attacked, resulting in the deaths of 946 American (United States) servicemen. Small, Ken, and Mark Rogerson. ''The Forgotten Dead - Why 946 American Servicemen Died Off The Coast Of Devon In 1944 - And The Man Who Discovered Their True Story''. London: Bloomsbury. 1988. ISBN 0747503095 Fenton, Ben. ''"The disaster that could have scuppered Overlord"'' - ''The Daily Telegraph - London (The Daily Telegraph)'' - 25 04 2004 Savill, Richard. ''"Last of torpedo survivors remembers brave buddies"'' - ''The Daily Telegraph - London (The Daily Telegraph)'' - 25 04 2004 date June 6, 1944 place Normandy, France result Decisive Allied victory Commons:Normandie


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wanted to be an artist, because he did not wish to fulfill the mandatory military service required in France. In Los Angeles, he attended an acting school after he was told he possessed acting talent. He had also


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and Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky author Modest Tchaikovsky edition illustrated publisher The Minerva Group, Inc. year 2004 page 176 isbn 1-4102-1612-8, 9781410216120 url ) his father was 'descended from a Norman (Normandy) agricultural family'. Oxofrd Music Online, ''Saint-Saëns, (Charles) Camille'' (accessed 28.1.2012) W. L. Hubbard lists Saint-Saëns as being of Jewish descent.


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– which owned the town's Benedictine distillery – had a small radio transmitter behind a piano in his house, and that a local cobbler's business had increased after a broadcast mentioned his name. thumb right 100px Cartesian planetary vortices, ''Physica Particularis'', 1754. (Image:Lemonnier-cursus-vol4.JPG) '''Pierre Lemonnier''' (1675 in Normandy - 1757) was a French (French people) astronomer, a Professor of Physics and Philosophy at the Collège


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for established artistic tradition influenced Breton considerably. Vaché committed suicide at age 24, and his war-time letters to Breton and others were published in a volume entitled ''Lettres de guerre'' (1919), for which Breton wrote four introductory essays. Mutual intelligibility of Quebec French with Metropolitan (Metropolitan France) French is a matter of heated debates among linguists. If a comparison can be made, the differences between


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Perche is bounded by Normandy to the north and west, Maine (Maine (province of France)) to the south-west, Vendomois and Dunois to the south, Beauce to the east and Thimerais to the north-east. History In the Middle Ages, the Perche constituted a county lying between Normandy and Maine, of which Corbon (Corbon, Orne), Mortagne and Nogent-le-Rotrou were successively the capitals. It was held by an independent line of counts until 1226. One


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. There he would collect the schedules of radio stations he visited and sell them to the BBC to publish in ''Radio Times'' and other magazines such as ''Wireless World''. It was on one such journey that he stopped for coffee at the Café Colonne in the Place Thiers (now the Place Général de Gaulle (Charles de Gaulle)) in the Normandy coastal village of Fécamp. There, he asked the café owner what there was to see in the town, and was told that a young member of the Le Grand family – which owned the town's Benedictine distillery – had a small radio transmitter behind a piano in his house, and that a local cobbler's business had increased after a broadcast mentioned his name. thumb right 100px Cartesian planetary vortices, ''Physica Particularis'', 1754. (Image:Lemonnier-cursus-vol4.JPG) '''Pierre Lemonnier''' (1675 in Normandy - 1757) was a French (French people) astronomer, a Professor of Physics and Philosophy at the Collège d'Harcourt (University of Paris), and a member of the French Academy of Sciences. http: www.cosmovisions.com Lemonnier.htm '''Thomas, Joseph.''' ''Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology''. Lippincott, 1901. http: fr.wikisource.org wiki %C3%89loge_historique_de_Lemmonier In the end ''Sumatra'' was scuttled off the coast of Normandy on 9 June 1945 at Ouistreham as part of a "gooseberry" pier to protect an artificial Mulberry Harbour built by the Allies as part of Operation Overlord. ''Sumatra's'' 150 mm guns were used to replace the guns of the Flores class sloops, which were worn out by extensive use. thumb left SS-Sturmbannführer von Westernhagen at a practice in May 1944 near Beauvais (File:Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-299-1805-03, Nordfrankreich, Soldaten vor Panzer VI (Tiger I).jpg) With the anticipated Allied invasion of Western Europe approaching, elements of the battalion in the East were ordered to the West in April 1944. On June 1, 1944, the battalion was located near Beauvais, north-west of Paris, of its 45 Tigers, 37 were operational and eight more in repair. With D-Day landings on June 6 it was ordered to Normandy where it arrived despite heavy aerial bombardment on June 12. After weeks of heavy fighting, most famously at the Battle of Villers-Bocage, by July 5 the battalion had lost 15 of its 45 Tigers. As soon as satisfactory landing grounds were available in the Normandy beachhead (Normandy), the 440th shuttled C-47s to and from France, often evacuating wounded. In 1180, he left Ireland for the last time, taking with him a son of Ua Conchobair's as a hostage to Henry. He meant to admonish Henry for incursions against Ua Conchobair, contrary to the Treaty of Windsor. After a stay at the Monastery of Abingdon (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) south of Oxford - necessitated by a closure of the ports - he landed at Le Tréport, Normandy, at a cove named after him, Saint-Laurent. He fell ill and was conveyed to St. Victor's Abbey at Eu (Eu, Seine-Maritime). Mortally ill, it was suggested that he should make his will, to which he replied: ''"God knows, I have not a penny under the sun to leave anyone."'' His last thoughts were of his people in Dublin: ''"Alas, you poor, foolish people, what will you do now? Who will take care of you in your trouble? Who will help you?"'' DATE OF DEATH 14 November 1180 PLACE OF DEATH Eu (Eu, Seine-Maritime), Normandy, France 200px thumb right 2nd Polish Armoured Regiment Patch (Image:2nd Polish Armoured Regiment.jpg) Poland raised the '''2nd Polish Armoured Regiment''' in France on 29 January 1940 as the 2nd Tank Battalion and fought under this title in the French campaign of 1940. Members of the regiment reformed in Scotland on 13 November 1942 after the fall of France adopting the designation of 2nd Armoured Regiment. The reconstituted unit returned to France in late July 1944 as a part of the 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade, 1st (Polish) Armoured Division. (Polish 1st Armoured Division) . Its most memorable action in Normandy being it first, one fought at Saint-Aignan on 8 August 1944; a battle which is still commemorated annually by the regiment. Apart from the fishermen and the local fish traders, merchants from Lübeck and other Hanseatic towns, as well as from England, Scotland, Flanders and Normandy, came to the herring market to buy and sell herring, but also to trade in other goods with the Scandinavian merchants, landowners and peasants. Traders arrived from Denmark, eastern Norway and Sweden, as well as the rest of the Baltic. A wide variety of goods were traded, among them horses, butter, iron, tar, grain (cereal) and handicraft products from the North, Prussia, and Livonia. '''La soule''', also known as '''choule''', is a traditional team sport that originated in Normandy and Picardy. The ball, called a ''soule'', could be solid or hollow and made of either wood or leather. Leather balls would be filled with hay, bran, horse hair or moss. Sometimes the balls had woolen pompons. http: www.doullens.org Luc-Decroix jeuxpicards images choule10cuir.jpg *A Normandy festival is held in Jersey every year, normally involving some re-enactment of la soule. See the usual practice to day in Normandy since 2001(jeuxtranormandie on Google) *An attempt to revive choule to celebrate the Football World Cup 1998, held in France. Jongkind returned to live in Rotterdam in 1855, and remained there until 1860. Back in Paris, in 1861 he rented a studio on the rue de Chevreuse in Montparnasse where some of his paintings began to show glimpses of the Impressionist (Impressionism) style to come. In 1862 he met in Normandy with some of his artist friends, such as Alfred Sisley and Eugene Boudin, the young Claude Monet who later referred to Jongkind as "...a quiet man with such a talent that is beyond words." The following year Jongkind exhibited at the first Salon des Refusés. Despite several successes, in another of his down periods the Impressionist group did not accept his work for their first exhibition in 1874. JeapBaptiste Le Moyne''' was the son of Charles le Moyne (Charles le Moyne de Longueuil et de Châteauguay), born in Longueil (Longueil, Seine-Maritime), near Dieppe (Dieppe, France) and Catherine Primot (known as Catherine Thierry too), born in Rouen, both cities in the Province of Normandy. Charles le Moyne established his family in the settlement of Ville-Marie (Fort Ville-Marie) (present day Montreal) at an early age and had fourteen children total. At the age of seventeen, Bienville joined his brother Iberville on an expedition to establish the colony of Louisiana. Bienville Gulf of Mexico coastline, discovering the Chandeleur Islands off the coast of Louisiana as well as Cat Island (Cat Island (Mississippi)) and Ship Island (Ship Island (Mississippi)) off the coast of what is now the state of Mississippi before moving westward to sail up the mouth of the Mississippi River. Eventually the expedition ventured all the way to what is now Baton Rouge and False River (False River (Louisiana)). Before heading back to France, Iberville established the first settlement of the Louisiana colony, in April 1699 as Fort Maurepas or Old Biloxi (at present-day Ocean Springs, Mississippi), and appointed Sauvolle de la Villantry (Sauvolle) as the governor with Bienville as Lieutenant and second in command. He was buried in the Soissons family tomb at the ''Chartreuse de Bourbon-lez-Gaillon'' in Gaillon, in the French province of Normandy. The county of Soissons was passed onto his only surviving sister Marie de Bourbon (Marie de Bourbon, Countess of Soissons), Princess of Carignano and wife of Thomas Francis of Savoy (Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano), a famous general. He had been inducted into the Order of the Holy Spirit in 1585 by Henry III (Henry III of France). Henry IV made him ''Grand mâitre (Grand Master of France)'' of the royal household and governor of the province (provinces of France) of Brittany in 1589. In 1602 he was made governor of the Dauphiné, and of Normandy in 1610, in which year he was also present at the coronation of Louis XIII (Louis XIII of France). After Henry's death later that year, Soissons opposed the policies of his widow, the queen regent Marie de Médicis. In 1612 Samuel de Champlain convinced Charles to obtain the office of Lieutenant-General from King Louis XIII, which he did. Origins The 7th Army was activated in Stuttgart on August 25, 1939 with General Friedrich Dollmann in command. At the outbreak of the war, the 7th Army defended the German border and manned the Westwall in the Upper Rhine region. At the start of the Campaign in the West (Battle of France) in 1940, the 7th Army was part of General Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb's Army Group C. On 14 June 1940, Army Group C attacked the Maginot Line after it had been cut off by armored units of the XXXXI Panzer Corps. Lead elements of the 7th Army reached the area in front of Colmar and later pursued parts of the French 2nd Army Group into Lorraine (Lorraine (region)). At the conclusion of the campaign, the 7th Army was in eastern France. From July 1940 until April 1941, the 7th Army guarded a region of the coast in southwestern France. From 18 April 1941, the 7th Army was responsible for coastal defense in Brittany and Normandy. feldgrau.com By mid-1944, the 7th Army was part of Erwin Rommel's Army Group B. Vitré, a sub-prefecture until 1926, is the seat of a canton of around 16,712 inhabitants (2009). It lies on the edge of Brittany, near Normandy, Maine (Maine (province of France)), and Anjou. The town has been designated a ''ville d'art et d'histoire'', a town of artistic and historic significance, by the Ministry of Culture (Minister of Culture (France)) in recognition of its rich cultural inheritance. Vitré is the 37th French city with the most historic buildings and has 14% of the historical monuments of the department. * Marseille (Olympique de Marseille) vs Saint-Étienne (AS Saint-Étienne) and ''Most achieving clubs'' – Old Rivalry. Not a real derby. More a match between the 2 most popular clubs. * The "Battle of Normandy" – Caen (SM Caen) vs Le Havre (Le Havre AC) * The "Atlantic Derby" – Nantes (FC Nantes Atlantique) vs Bordeaux (Girondins de Bordeaux) In Europe, after the Allies landed in Normandy in June 1944, they proceeded quickly towards the Dutch border. On September 5 most of the Dutch thought the liberation would be very soon; the day is known as ''Dolle Dinsdag'' (Mad Tuesday). On September 17 a daring operation, Operation Market Garden, was staged to make a quick incursion into the southern Netherlands and capture bridges across the three main rivers. The bridge at Arnhem, across the Rhine, could however not be captured. The part south of the rivers was liberated in the period September - November 1944. However, for most of the country people would have to wait until May 1945. Mainly through the influence of Brongniart he turned his attention to geology. During the years 1816-1819 he took advantage of the necessity of accompanying his associate Philippe de Girard, who was seekling out a site for establishing a textile mill near Vienna, by making a special study of the Viennese Basin, where he pointed out for the first time the presence of Tertiary strata like those of the Paris Basin (Paris Basin (geology)), but which included a series of later date. His next work (1821) was an essay on the geology of parts of Normandy, with special reference to the "Secondary"—or Mesozoic— strata, which he compared with those of southern England; in this he had the collaboration of Charles Lyell. Lester has homes in Hastings and Wednesbury. For nearly 10 years he lived aboard a 60-foot traditional stern canal boat (narrowboat) (which he nicknamed ''The Blue Pig'') during the week, while presenting his show from the BBC's Pebble Mill Studios and then The Mailbox in Birmingham. He also has a restored cottage as a third home in the Normandy region of France. Painter beginnings His second career as an artist started while he was a prisoner during World War II. While there, he passed the time sketching portraits of his fellow prisoners, and was shortly asked to do the same by guards, as well as the Commandant of the camp. His escape from prison led him back to Paris where he made his living as a peripatetic artist, in the evenings going from one café to another, drawing portraits of German soldiers, sailors, airmen of all ranks, charging but a few francs each. He plied his trade not only in Paris but traveled to the Normandy coast and Le Havre - often on bicycle. All the portraits he executed during this time had to be signed with the name ''Juvee''. By the time of Germany's defeat, Tabaud had executed over 5,000 portraits between 1942 and 1944. Gilmour directed twenty-six episodes of Allsorts continuing an interest in children's reading. With ''Three Bob for D-Day'', he went on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day to Normandy with a coach full of Liverpool riflemen to make two films. He made ''Working'' in a large psychiatric hospital. ''Playing'' is a film on children's street songs. He directed an edition of ''World in Action'', the story being, the less you earn the higher a proportion goes in tax. The '''Sompting Abbotts''' building, designed by Philip Charles Hardwick and completed in 1856, is a school. However this has been the site of one of Sompting's manor houses since Norman times, when it was owned by the abbot of Fécamp in Normandy, and later owned by the abbott of Syon Abbey in Middlesex. In 1248 the abbott of Fecamp had a prison in the village. Queen Caroline (Queen Caroline Amelia Augusta), consort of King George IV (George IV of the United Kingdom) stayed at Sompting Abbotts in 1814 on her way across the English Channel to the Continent. These bold achievements brought him two awards of the Legion of Merit. In November 1943, he took command of the 11th Amphibious Force in the United Kingdom, earning the Army's Distinguished Service Medal (Distinguished Service Medal (Army)) for his superb leadership of this amphibious Force "O" which landed and so effectively supported the Army V Corps (V Corps (United States)) on the Omaha Beach sector off the coast of Normandy in June 1944. He received a second Navy Distinguished Service Medal for command of the Southern Attack Force (Task Force 55) during the Okinawa campaign (Battle of Okinawa). In October 1945, he became Commander Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet (United States Pacific Fleet), receiving the rank of Vice Admiral a few months later. The Friesekes' only child, daughter Frances, was born in 1914. In 1920 Frieseke and his family moved to a farm in Le Mesnil-sur-Blangy, Normandy. His art of this period concentrated on female figures, particularly nudes. While developing a more modern style, he included historical and contemporary references. He used a darker color palette and limited his use of surface patterns. In these works, his interest in chiaroscuro may be discerned. Related phrases Blason love or complaint is a rejection of Petrarchan love, which was first seen in the works of Francesco Petrarca in the fourteenth century. The term ''Blason populaire'' is a phrase in which one culture or ethnic group increases its own self-esteem by belittling others eg. Samuel Johnson's description that "The noblest prospect which a Scotsman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England!". This term originated from Alfred Canel's travelogue ''Blason Populaire de la Normandie'' (1859), in which people from Normandy boasted about themselves while sneering at other regions. ''Blason populaire de la Normandie, comprenant les proverbes, sobriquets ou dictons relatifs à cette province'', Alfred Canel, 1859, on Google books '''Borden''' is a village situated immediately south west of Sittingbourne, Kent, from which it is separated by a small area of rural land. The history of the name is questioned. It may be derived from ''bor'' (hill) and then either from ''denu'' (valley) or ''denn'' (woodland pasture). It may also derive from "boar" "den", as it was known that the wild animals were found in the surrounding areas. Borden was first recorded in the twelfth century as ''Bordena''. It may also stem from the settlement there of the de Bourdon (now Borden) family which came from Bourdannay, in Normandy, France with William the Conqueror in 1066. A similar contention surrounds the origin of the surname, so perhaps there lies the connection. death_date Commons:Normandie


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spirit and Christian piety (Christian spirituality). They quickly adopted the Romance language (Gallo-Romance languages) of the land they settled off, their dialect becoming known as Norman (Norman language), an important literary language. The Duchy of Normandy, which they formed by treaty with the French crown, was one of the great large fiefs of medieval France. The Normans are famed both for their culture, such as their unique Romanesque architecture, and their musical


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Westbury Manor to the West. Overview There has been a manor house on the site of the present house since before the Norman Conquest of England. In the Domesday Book (a survey of England published in 1086) the house was listed as belonging to the Peverell family, who arrived from Normandy with William the Conqueror. Their tenants, the Gresleys, were managing it for them at the time. History The toponym (Toponymy) "Newton" is derived from the Old English

Inaara graduated magna cum laude with a doctorate in International Law after completing her thesis on German-American commercial law. Begum Inaara’s early career included working, whilst still at university, in the management of her mother’s company (at the time Austria’s largest hotel and restaurant chain) and later for one of the most prominent German commercial law firms of the time. History The English surname '''Keynes''' is derived from a Norman (Normandy) place

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'''Normandy''' ( , Norman (Norman language): ''Nourmaundie'', from Old French ''Normanz'', plural of ''Normant'', originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) title Norman publisher Online Etymology Dictionary url http: www.etymonline.com index.php?term Norman accessdate April 2010 is a geographical region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy.

Since 1956, Normandy has been divided into two administrative regions (Regions of France): Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy; these will be merged into one single region effective 1 January, 2016. The continental territory covers 30,627 km² Administrative Normandy and comprise two bailiwicks: Guernsey and Jersey, which are British Crown dependencies.

Upper Normandy (''Haute-Normandie'') consists of the French ''departments (département in France)'' of Seine-Maritime and Eure, and Lower Normandy (''Basse-Normandie'') of the ''departments (Département in France)'' of Orne, Calvados (Calvados (department)), and Manche. The earlier province (Provinces of France) of Normandy comprised present-day Upper and Lower Normandy, as well as small areas now part of the ''départements'' of Mayenne and Sarthe. The name is derived from the settlement of the territory by Vikings ("Northmen (Norsemen)") from the 9th century, and confirmed by treaty in the 10th century. For a century and a half following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Normandy and England were linked by Norman and Frankish (Franks) rulers.

During World War II, the D Day landings on the Normandy beaches, under the code name Operation Overlord, started the lengthy Battle of Normandy and resulted in the Liberation of Paris and the restoration of the French Republic. These landings were a significant turning point in the war.

Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural in character, with cattle breeding the most important sector (although in decline from the peak levels of the 1970s and 1980s). The ''bocage'' is a patchwork of small fields with high hedges, typical of western areas. Upper Normandy contains a higher concentration of industry. Normandy is a significant cider-producing region, and also produces calvados (calvados (spirit)), a distilled cider or apple brandy. Other activities of economic importance are dairy produce, flax (60% of production in France), horse breeding (including two French national stud farms), fishing, seafood, and tourism. The region contains three French nuclear power stations. There is also easy access to and from the UK using the ports of Cherbourg, Caen (Ouistreham), Le Havre and Dieppe (Dieppe, Seine-Maritime). Houses and properties for sale. Normandy Property. Retrieved on 2013-09-19.

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