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Baby names: The legacy of the Norman conquest

Why have Norman names such as William, Henry, Robert, Alice and Matilda been popular for 1,000 years after the Norman conquest? Further wreathing the 11th Century in mystery, says Professor Bartlett, is how unfamiliar the names of the Anglo-Saxon protagonists are to modern ears - Aethelred, Eadric, Leofric. By contrast,

Identified: The biblical city of Neta’im

Researchers in Israel believe they have identified the site of the biblical city of Neta'im, mentioned in 1 Chronicles. Based on its proximity to another biblical town, and archaeological ruins dating from the time of the biblical King David's rule, researchers think Neta'im might have been located at the modern