The 13th century ties that explain why Batman lives in Gotham City

If one link in that chain had broken, through 13th-century legend, to 16th-century insult book, to 19th-century writer, to 20th-century phone book flip, if one of those small events hadn’t happened, Batman would live somewhere else.

Source: Tom Scott, Batman’s Village of Fools: Gotham, England

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