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?
People
> Budge
> Cromwell
> Daniel O'Connell
> Doyle
> Emmet
> James Joyce
> Law
> MacGowan
> Madden
> O'Byrne
> Parnell
> Smith
> Swift
> Tidy
> Walsh
> Yeats
Subjects
> 1798
> Ascendancy
> Battle Of The Boyne
> Drogheda
> Easter Rising
> Famine
> Grattan
> Plantations
> Staff Of Saint Patrick

Did You Know?
Keeping Curry on Hand. Queen Victoria loathed spicy food, but as Empress of India, she insisted that curry be available at all times in the event that a “visiting oriental” ever showed up unannounced at the palace doors. The food itself, of course, was probably not something to be desired by any visitor. It consisted of previously cooked food doused in curry powder.




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