June 21, 2012
The name “Britain” comes from the Greek writer Pytheas, who wrote about an island in the North Atlantic that he called ‘Prettanike,” in 320 BC.
Posted at 6:00 AM
Filed under: Ancient Greece, Britain, Pytheas
Leave a Comment
Previous post: Coneheads
Next post: What I Did on My Awesome Geek Vacation
All content © 2011 Sarah Albee
The Frankish King Charlemagne (747ish AD – 814), was believed to be about 6’ 4 inches tall. His father was known as Pepin the Short.
More Daily Facts
I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.