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Fat, Bald and Worthless: The Curious Stories Behind Noble Nicknames by Robert Easton (BA 1984)

7 September 2006

Was Ethelred the Unready always late for breakfast? Was Ivan the Terrible simply impossible to live with? Exactly how often did Wilfrid the Shaggy get a haircut? These vital historical questions are explored in this investigation into the vainglorious, unfortunate, and sometimes downright insulting names that pepper the history books.

Was Ethelred the Unready always late for breakfast? Was Ivan the Terrible simply impossible to live with? Exactly how often did Wilfrid the Shaggy get a haircut? These vital historical questions are explored in this investigation into the vainglorious, unfortunate, and sometimes downright insulting names that pepper the history books.