Strategically, this turning of the Cotentin corner was very important.
With this intent he set sail for the coast of Cotentin with a gallant fleet.
Bessin and Cotentin, the most Norman parts of Normandy, rose in rebellion.
It became the capital of the pagus Constantinus (Cotentin), and in the middle ages was the seat of a viscount.
The consequence was, that he was compelled to sell his lands in the Cotentin to pay his ransom.
By degrees the whirlwind lessened to a cloud—the cloud turned into a horseman—the horseman proved to be Hugo of Cotentin.
Men of the Cotentin, a district comprehended in, though not so large as, the present department of La Manche.
Other important remains of this period are found near Lisieux, and Valognes, in the Cotentin.
Here on a great sandy beach the English disembarked in 1758, when they besieged Cherbourg and invaded the Cotentin.
Carentan is an unassuming little town in the midst of the butter farms of the Cotentin.