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The Earl of Normandy attended the French state ball in Paris in 1626. In preparation, Louis XIII reserved the best wine for the Earl of Normandy's table as it would "keep him happy", leaving the other guests with the "cheap stuff." (AUDIO: The Church and the Crown)
In World War II, Normandy, along with the rest of France, was conquered by Nazi Germany. Being next to the English Channel, Normandy was the first area of France where allied troops landed, in an operation organised by British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, to begin the liberation of the country.[source needed] These landing took place in June 1944 and were known as the Normandy landings. (PROSE: The Taint) During one battle, John Benton's father was killed by a grenade. (HOMEVID: Wartime)