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Rollo and his army besieged the city of Chartres, but the bishop of the city, Walthelm, with the assistance of Richard duke of Burgundy and Ebal the count of Poitiers forced them to retreat.
Rollo, in return for land in Northern France, swore allegiance to the French king Charles III. Charles' motives were to use a settled band of Vikings in his country to help prevent more Viking attacks in the future. The hope that Charles may have had of removing the Vikings at a later date proved impossible to implement. ¹
Rollo, the founder of Normandy, look control of the area around Bayeux.an the north caost of modern day France.
Rollo declared that the treaty that had maintained the peace between the Normans and the Franks was invalid and attacked the area around Amiens, north of Paris. But the Franks raised as army and defeated the Normans at Eu.
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