Scholars of schatology, rejoice!
Historians claim to have uncovered the first use of the word f*** in a court document dating from 1310.
Dr Paul Booth, who was a lecturer in medieval history before retiring, spotted the name 'Roger ****ebythenavele' in the Chester county court plea rolls from December 8, 1310.
The man was being named as part of a process to be outlawed - meaning he could be executed on sight.
Dr Booth told dailymail.com the find was entirely accidental.
'One of my current projects is looking at records of Edward 2nd, a time of great turmoil.
'I've been going through these magnificent records, and I came across this by accident - it really does shout out at you.'
At first, he assumed it was simply a joke made by a court clerk.
However, then he discovered it was written three times.
'I thought it might be a clerk's joke, but I think this is actually someone who have been given this nickname.
'It's written clearly, and three times, and I think that shows its not a joke.'
There's more at the link, including a description of what the name might have meant in its historical context.
I don't think there's a Nobel prize for that sort of scholarly research . . . although it might fall into a special historical category of the AVN's!