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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> American West
> Barrows
> Bath
> Beaulieu
> Brooklyn
> Bucklers Hard
> Cathedral
> Crystal Palace
> D Day
> Debtors Prison
> Dublin
> Ellis Island
> Empire State Building
> Ennis
> Forest
> Glendalough
> Hanover Square
> Ireland - Did You Know?
> Kiev
> Londinium
> London - Did You Know?
> London Bridge
> Malahide
> Moscow
> New Amsterdam
> New York - Did You Know?
> Newgrange
> Notre Dame
> Novgorod
> Old Sarum
> Paris
> Paris - Did You Know ?
> Piccadilly
> Rufus Stone
> Sackville Street
> St Bartholomew';
> St Pauls
> St Petersburg
> Stonehenge
> Tammany Hall
> Tara
> The Dakota
> Tower Of London
> Wilton Abbey
> Wilton House
People
> Adler
> Albion
> Alice Lisle
> Barnikel
> Ben Franklin
> Bobrov
> Boss Tweed
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> Budge
> Bull
> Carpenter
> Caruso
> Catherine The Great
> Chaucer
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> Daniel O'Connell
> Dick Whittington
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> Ducket & Dogget
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> Fernando Wood
> Fitzgeralds And Butlers
> Fleming
> Forest
> Furzey
> Gilpin
> Godfrey
> Grockleton
> Harold
> Henry VIII
> Ivan The Terrible
> James A. Michener
> James Joyce
> Jane Austen
> JP Morgan
> Karpenko
> Kellers
> La Guardia
> Law
> Lincoln
> Lord Cornbury
> MacGowan
> Madden
> Martell
> Mason
> Master
> Meredith
> Mrs Astor
> Mrs Vanderbilt
> O'Byrne
> O'Donnells
> Parnell
> Penny
> Peter The Great
> Pocahontas
> Porteus
> Pride
> Puckle
> Robert Moses
> Romanov
> Rufus
> Saint Patrick
> Saint Thomas Becket
> Savoy
> Shakespeare
> Shockley
> Silversleeves
> Smith
> St Thomas More
> Stuyvesant
> Suvorin
> Swift
> Tidy
> Tolstoy Family
> Totton
> Van Dyck
> Walsh
> Washington
> Wilson
> Yeats
Subjects
> 1798
> 9/11
> Alchemy
> Armour
> Ascendancy
> Battle Of The Boyne
> Blitz
> Book Of Kells
> Celtic Pagan Religion
> Charterhouse
> Civil War
> Cockney
> Common Law
> Corn
> Cossacks
> Crash of '29
> Crimean War
> Crusades
> Cutty Sark
> Decembrists
> Deer
> Domesday Book
> Draft Riots 1863
> Drogheda
> Easter Rising
> Ecology
> Famine
> Fire Of London
> Freemasons In Russia
> Gorbachev And Perestroika
> Grattan
> Great Blizzard of 1888
> Henry VIII and Ireland
> Heraldry
> Huguenots
> Ice Age
> Jews of Sarum
> London Tailoring
> Magna Carta
> Manhattan's Indian settlements
> Mayflower
> Monmouth's Rebellion
> Napoleon's Invasion
> Normans In Ireland
> Old Believers
> Oprichniki
> Pale
> Penruddock's Rising
> Plague
> Plantations
> Quakers
> Revolutionary War (War of Independence)
> Russian Nobility
> Russian Revolution
> Slavophiles And Westernisers
> Smuggling
> Spanish Armada
> Staff Of Saint Patrick
> Stalin's Purges
> Suffragettes
> Tartars
> Trafalgar
> Vikings
> Vikings Of Ireland
> Whorehouses
> Witchcraft & Wicca
> Wool Trade

Did You Know?
For perhaps 600 years, the patron saint of England - not Britain - has been Saint George. Before St George, there were several candidates for the position, including the last king of the ancient Saxon royal house, St Edward the Confessor, son of the disastrous King Ethelred the Unready. But St Edward was a monkish fellow, always praying, and never popular. Whereas St George, by repute, had slain a dragon on top of a well-known beauty spot in southern England. The fact that he was most likely an obscure third-century Roman, who had never been to the British Isles in his life, and is unlikely to have met a dragon, could be forgotten. He was heroic, he had a fine silver shield with a bold red cross on it, like a crusader. And the Londoners liked him and made him their own. When this author was a Wolf Cub and a Boy Scout in his childhood, he always had to march in the big St George’s Day parade, on the twenty-third day of this month !




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