1798

The attempted rising, with French help, organized by Wolfe Tone, its failure and the tragedy of Vinegar Hill - the Year of the French - is one of the dramatic peaks in the second book of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga, told in the 'Croppies' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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