We do yaknow... Or at least we did...
As it happens, this is the 947th anniversary of the battle of Hastings, wherein the Normans under William the Conqueror, earned him his name, by rather embarrassingly whipping the force of the Anglo-Saxons under Harold Godwinson (Harold II), the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.
Now, the historically ignorant amongst us have often made fun of poor Harold for having been conquered by "the French".
... but in reality, the "Norman french" weren't "French" as we think of it.
...well... and to be honest, what we think of as the French were actually Germans and mostly Spaniards originally (the Franks from which France gets it's name, and the peoples historically from the spanish and french borderlands).
The other people in France were mostly celts, or nords.
The Norman French were in fact mostly a mixture of the Gauls (celts), and the Norse.
That's right... William the Conqueror was a Viking crossed with an Irishman.
... which of course is why his grandchildren then invaded Ireland and became "more Irish than the Irish".
And as history has shown, there is no shame in being conquered by the greatest western conquerors and assimilators of culture, the Celts.
Hell... we loved taking over England so much, that we did it again 539 years later, in the person of James Stewart (himself a further cross between Vikings and Celts).
So, let's hear it for the NordoCeltic peoples!