History

Batman and a Village of Fools: Gotham, England and the naming of New York

More educative entertainment from Tom Scott:

There’s a link from a 13th century legend, to a 16th century insult book, to a 19th century writer, to a 20th century comic book hero. And it starts in a small village near Nottingham, in the time of Robin Hood. Here’s why Batman comes from Gotham City.

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