And was interested to hear things like 'Middle earth"(the Norman's name for England) and "Elf" the English name for a Forrest spirit, there was also a few other Tolkien references but I forget them.
Part 2 is on next week, the program is called 1066 if you're interested in tracking it down.
And if you know anyone named Alfred (as in the famous English king)... one interpretation of the name is 'Elf-counsel'.
Part 2 was on last night, it's a really top quality program.
Last nights was about the stand at Stanford bridge, one Viking beserker blocked the bridge and just slaughtered one Englishman after another, the only way the English could get through was by stealth(A English warrior snuck under the bridge and stabbed him up through the floorboards) And no sooner did the English drive the Vikings off than they had to head south to fight the Normans.
Orc (Anglo Saxon)=Foreigner, Demon, monster