The Normans are most famously remembered as the last conquerors of England. But they conquered another island too — Sicily. In 1059, around the First Crusade, some Normans were given title to Sicily by the pope, partially because he wanted someone to take if from the infidel Muslims and partially because he wanted the Normans to stop raiding his lands. (The mosaic is Roger II, son of the conqueror Roger I, being crowned King of Sicily on Christmas Day 1130. Before that he had been a paltry Duke.)
People in 40 countries were surveyed last spring about eight topics and were asked whether they considered each morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or not a moral issue. Europeans were consistently less likely to judge these things as unacceptable compared with Latin Americans, Asians, Africans and Middle Easterners.
A tender moment between father and son - Prince William kissing baby Prince George
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge kisses Prince George of Cambridge as they look at a Bilby called George at Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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