Anglo-Norman language

Anglo-Norman, also known as Anglo-Norman French, is the name traditionally given to the dialect of the langue d’oïl, that was used in England and, to a lesser extent elsewhere in the British Isles, during the Anglo-Norman period. When William the Conqueror led the Norman invasion of England in 1066, he, his nobles, and many of his followers from Normandy, but also those from northern and western France, spoke a range of Oïl dialects (Northern French dialects). One of these was Norman.

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