The Normans were innovators in various things: culture, military tactics, architecture, funny pointy helmets with nose protectors…
In short, they were the ones that turned the Anglo-Saxon way of life upside down.
And it weren’t for them, we would have a bunch of children in the English-speaking world running around with some heavy names: boys with names like Aethelred and girls with names like Sunngifu or Eoforhild. 
There will be a Bollywood version of Emma. (Click on the picture to see a preview).
I’m pretty excited. I, however, am very much an Austen fan. It looks pretty interesting, though. Hope it doesn’t end up being too fluffy or a remake of Clueless.
How many times have you stood in a bookstore and thought to yourself the following?: