Mills does not satisfy me that the mother of Tancred was the sister of Robert Guiscard.
He had made legitimate the claims already established by conquest of Robert Guiscard and others of the Norman conquerors.
Robert Guiscard had burned the city in 1084, but he had not destroyed everything.
The castle, built by Robert Guiscard, has been modernized, and so has the cathedral.
Her wild haste to conquer her beloved corresponds with his desire to attain his aim at one blow, with his drama, Robert Guiscard.
Robert Guiscard, King of the Normans, acknowledged papal suzerainty.
Robert Guiscard, indeed, came to the rescue, and rewarded himself for delivering the Pope by sacking the city of Rome.
It remained the same through all the Norman rule from Robert Guiscard to the fall of the line.
The oath taken by Robert Guiscard on this occasion bound him to be the devoted defender of the pontificate.
But in Robert Guiscard he secured a powerful vassal who was to render him great military aid against the emperor.