"In fact, the Normans thought of the Franks as a bunch of limp Parisians who acted as if they owned the continent and needed to be kicked back home if they strayed too far from their snobbish little city. (An attitude, incidentally, that hasn't changed much since the tenth century.)"
"The destruction was so massive and complete that the north of England remained a total wasteland for fifty years. And culturally - snooty southerners allege - for several centuries longer."
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