Through continuing the Anglo-Normanisation of Scotland, Gaelic influences will be hindered. This will make it more costly to train gaelic units from the Highlands, but instead allows the signing of the Auld Alliance with France, enables Norman equipment for Scottish Knights and, interestingly enough, provides a proper drill of Scottish pikemen.
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Researched at: Town Hall
By bringing England under the control of rulers originating in France, the Norman conquest linked the country more closely with continental Europe, lessened Scandinavian influence, and also set the stage for a rivalry with France that would continue intermittently for many centuries. It also had important consequences for the rest of the British Isles, paving the way for further Norman conquests in Wales and Ireland, and the extensive penetration of the aristocracy of Scotland by Norman and other French-speaking families, with the accompanying spread of continental institutions and cultural influences.