But in the view of general history Normans and Northmen must be carefully distinguished.
The Normans in England did not die out; they were merged in the existing nation.
Twelve years later we find the Normans settled at Aversa under their Count Rainuif.
It was burnt by the Normans in 858, and unsuccessfully besieged by them in 911.
He accelerated the process of substituting Normans for Englishmen in all preferments of importance; and although his nominees were usually respectable, it cannot be said that all of them were better than the men whom they superseded.