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?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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