France was certainly the first by a very long way, but it does depend somewhat on where you draw the line. The first "French" kingdom didn't appear till 1190, well into the latter half of the medieval period. Culturally it was still a really mixed bag. Maybe it still is.France was there.
PepinFrance was certainly the first by a very long way, but it does depend somewhat on where you draw the line. The first "French" kingdom didn't appear till 1190, well into the latter half of the medieval period. Culturally it was still a really mixed bag. Maybe it still is.
In English, please.
For heaven's sake, the Normans owed fealty to a thing called the king of France before they invaded England in 1066.
Amazing, a ventriloquist duck!Anyway back on topic. Had some crazy Germans as neighbours in Mallorca. They had their chav songs on repeat, including this recent gem. I'm 100% certain it'll feature heavily in Austria next apre-ski season.
Saufen! (Drinking) -
(or if you want lyrics on screen in Deutsch - )
is this why the nth & sth of france are so different and even why brittany exists.Are you talking about William, a descendant of the Vikings who invaded northern France and conquered the territory of Normandy (hence the Viking name)? The same Vikings who then offered fealty to the germanic Franks who were clinging tediously to power in what remained of the West Frankia kingdom?
must be the gauls (asterisk and obelix) before the french. they ran out of magic potion.
But frankfurt definitely confuses me
... and German grammar makes my head really hurt.
(BTW, my previous post was a shortened and simplified version of what I actually wanted to write. )
Quite. France existed.Something of a clue stick isn't it!
You know very well it was no coincidence, but you are displaying quite astounding ignorance as to why. The kingdoms of the Germanic Franks were the forerunners to the modern states of both Germany and France. When the Germanic Frankish king Charlemagne's kingdom was divided between his grandsons, the Kingdom of West Frankia (still very much a part of the Carolingian dynasty) ruled much what we now call France (and some that isn't). They lent their name to their territories, in a not entirely dissimilar way to how an earlier Frank king gave his tribal name to his home city which we now call Frankfurt; for a time the capital of the Eastern Frank Kingdom. The origin of the name France is very much Germanic.
I suggest you either stop playing the idiot or complete your TAFE course in medieval European history, though I expect you'll do neither...
Quite. France existed.
But you just established that France existed. I was agreeing with you.The ability of lawyers to ignore inconvenient facts and boldly assert whatever facts they would prefer is incredible. Perhaps of is part of the reason lawyers are frequently held in low esteem.
Some can get away with it because they blind their audience with charisma and charm, but alas Legs, you don't exhibit these characteristics. You will have to back your assertions with facts & reasoning instead.
But you just established that France existed. I was agreeing with you.
It's no wonder I get confused. The Womble is determined to pick a fight. I wish he would try it with someone who cares.
There certainly was a political entity. There were people called the King of the Franks or the King of France who ruled territory in the same vicinity as modern France. Here's a listYou are being a deliberately obtuse idiot. The country of France did not exist during the early part of the medieval period for the same sort of reasons the countries of Germany or Italy didn't exist. Just because there was territory and cultural groups bearing the name doesn't mean there is a country to match.
I know a few Aussies who live in Europe and have no intention of coming back to Australia, Australia is becoming boring with too many rules!
Lucky Australia has the Chinese tourist market now, because around 50% of the Europeans Ive met who have travelled to Australia didnt really enjoy it!