Harold

A Scandinavian name. Harold was once a prominent name in Dublin, as attested by the area called Harold's Cross, and the name is still found in the region. A fictional Harold family of Norwegian Vikings appears in four chapters of the first book of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga, including one who went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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