Rollo from History Channel's Vikings. Not a real Viking, but he plays one on TV. And he is a perfect Viking!

Rollo from History Channel's Vikings. Not a real Viking, but he plays one on TV. And he is a perfect Viking!

"Some of us will not see a dawn like this again. Not here on midgard, at any rate. So let us try and speak well of each other."

"Some of us will not see a dawn like this again. Not here on midgard, at any rate. So let us try and speak well of each other."

After 911, the Viking Rollo was the first Norman count of Rouen. His successors were called Dukes of Normandy. These dukes increased the strength of Normandy, although they had to observe the superiority of the king of France. They held on to some territory in Scandinavia and the right to enter those lands by sea. The aristocracy was composed of a small group of Scandinavian men, while the majority of the Norman political leaders were of Frankish descent.

After 911, the Viking Rollo was the first Norman count of Rouen. His successors were called Dukes of Normandy. These dukes increased the strength of Normandy, although they had to observe the superiority of the king of France. They held on to some territory in Scandinavia and the right to enter those lands by sea. The aristocracy was composed of a small group of Scandinavian men, while the majority of the Norman political leaders were of Frankish descent.

According to Dudo, Rollo seized Rouen in 876 and led the Viking fleet which besieged Paris and attacked Bayeux and Évreux between 885 and 887.

According to Dudo, Rollo seized Rouen in 876 and led the Viking fleet which besieged Paris and attacked Bayeux and Évreux between 885 and 887.

Rollo ~ Dukedom of Normandy. He passed the title to his son before he died, and though he was Christened ‘Rolf’, Rollo is said to have died a pagan. Rollo is the great-great-great grandfather of William the Conquerer, and ancestor of most European royalty

Rollo ~ Dukedom of Normandy. He passed the title to his son before he died, and though he was Christened ‘Rolf’, Rollo is said to have died a pagan. Rollo is the great-great-great grandfather of William the Conquerer, and ancestor of most European royalty

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Bad boy Rollo (played by Clive Standen) more or less, moral-less

Bad boy Rollo (played by Clive Standen) more or less, moral-less

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