This is from "Young Folks' History of England" published in 1873.
Its the final paragraph in the chapter about the Normans.
In the end, the coming of the Normans did the English much good,
by brightening them up and making them less dull and heavy; but
they did not like having a king and court who talked French, and
cared more for Normandy than for England.
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