People often ask me about historical persons, events, and other subjects, and want to know whether they are covered in my books. They are also curious about the family names, both real and fictional, that I have used. So I have begun to put together this small glossary. Click on the item to discover where it is to be found in my books. Or select a book and click on the RESORT tab to resort the items by book.

This glossary is a work in progress, and from time to time I shall add further items from existing, and from future books.

~ Edward Rutherfurd

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Places
> Ireland - Did You Know?
> Newgrange
> Tara
People
> Brian Boru
> Doyle
> Fitzgeralds And Butlers
> Harold
> MacGowan
> O'Byrne
> Saint Patrick
> Smith
> Tidy
> Walsh
Subjects
> Book Of Kells
> Celtic Pagan Religion
> Henry VIII and Ireland
> Normans In Ireland
> Pale
> Staff Of Saint Patrick
> Vikings
> Vikings Of Ireland

Did You Know?
The first Armistice Day observances, which included a two minute silence, were held in London at Buckingham Palace on the eleventh day of November 1919, exactly a year after the last day of World War I. That same day, in America, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation commemorating the day as Armistice Day. In Britain, Canada and many other places, this date is now called Remembrance Day; in the US Veterans Day.




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