Thank you, Ian Mortimer, for these lovely little bits of information!

Best name I’ve encountered in a long time, in a book called “The Time Traveller’s Guide to Restoration Britain”…

Nicholas If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon (son of Praise-God Barebones).

(And he was a shady real estate agent who was charged with defrauding numerous people after the Great Fire of London, so the sanctimonious name did him no moral good whatsoever.)

Advertisements