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>I'm waiting with great curiosity to hear from those living in Normandy and
>England to tell us about the eclipse. I suppose in this day of scientific
>enlightenment, there isn't much to say......
> But evidently 1000 years ago when Richard II was Duke of Normandy and
>his nephew (our Walderne/Walter) was perhaps 8 years old, it was quite an
>event. Since it was so close to the millennium and followed the devastation
>of the Crusades, perhaps they believed that the day of reckoning was upon
The millennium in 1000 AD was a big event, for sure.
But the First Crusade was in 1096; it hadn't happened yet.
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